Aktiia

Aktiia
The optical revolution for blood pressure monitoring
Heartline

By offering continuous and accurate blood pressure measurement at the wrist, aktiia’s technology represents a major step forward in the diagnosis, precise long-term monitoring and treatment of hypertension.

our story

According to the World Health Organization, one in three adults suffer from hypertension – that is 1.5 billion adults worldwide. The paradox of hypertension is that most people suffering from this condition are unaware of it. And, with the current “gold standard” being cumbersome, patients and healthcare professionals alike lack access to complete and high- quality data for their diagnosis and the treatment of this disease.

For more than 15 years, our founders, Josep Solà and Mattia Bertschi together with their team at CSEM, have invested their time and energy in the development of non-occlusive blood pressure monitoring solutions. This led to a strong patent portfolio, more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, 4 clinical trials in acute and low-acute settings involving 3 university hospitals and 150 patients. In December 2017 Josep Solà was awarded the Neode Prize for this breakthrough research.

Now, we are ready to commercialize this revolutionary technology for cuffless optical Blood Pressure Monitoring (oBPM™) at the wrist.

what we do

In the coming months, we will release aktiia’s technology in form of a CE-certified and FDA-approved medical wrist wearable that will seamlessly integrate into people’s lives. Having robust and detailed yet comfortable monitoring of one’s blood pressure will allow patients and healthcare professionals alike to better understand the underlying causes of high blood pressure in order to develop new approaches to deal with this limiting and life-threatening condition.

"Our vision is to contribute to the prevention of high blood pressure, to save lives and to help reduce healthcare costs worldwide."

Team

We have built up a strong team with a proven track record in the medical and wearables domain and together with our backing by leading US and Swiss venture capitalists, we are ready to launch this optical revolution for blood pressure monitoring.

Mattia Bertschi

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Josep Solà

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Tobias Pforr

Chief Marketing Officer

Olivier Grossenbacher

VP Engineering

Our team is growing! Currently, we are looking for the brightest minds to join us for the following positions:

BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING ENGINEER SYSTEMS ENGINEER PRODUCT MANAGER MECHANICAL ENGINEER MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Quality Engineer