Kean Computer Science Students Present Innovative Medical Device at NJ Tech Council Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 21, 2017

Union, N.J- Kean University computer science students Andrey Suvorov of Edison, Claudia Fortes of Union and Peter Krivoshik of Ringoes presented at What's Next in Medical Devices, an the NJ Tech Council event, on Tuesday, June 13 at Princeton University. Kean computer science professor Jenny Li, Ph.D., and her students developed LifeLine, an autonomous life-saving device, in collaboration with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. Kean was one of only four colleges selected to present and the only undergraduate program featured. Kean’s School of Computer Science is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, faculty and student collaboration, and applied research outcomes.

“LifeLine is an essential autonomous life-saving device that utilizes AI technology to automate health device operation without human intervention. Its uniqueness lies in its automatic detection and operation,” said Li. “The tech council event provided our research and innovation with recognition from both academia and industry.”

Lifeline utilizes an accelerometer with heat sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning algorithms to detect life-threatening conditions and send alarm signals through various communication channels within milliseconds of detection. Unlike similar devices currently on the market, Lifeline automatically calls for help increasing the speed of response without the need for patient action.

"The work that went into creating LifeLine in anticipation for the NJ Tech Counsel's event was tireless and stretched all of our combined expertise to the limits,” said Krivoshik.

The NJ Tech Council provides business development, education, networking and recognition opportunities as well as advocacy for the state’s technology businesses. Founded in 1996, the council is a private, nonprofit membership organization, which supports technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship across the state and region. Each May, the Tech Council hosts the HealthTech Conference, which highlights how technology is transforming the healthcare industry. Events like What's Next in Medical Devices help to nurture the technology and STEM talent pipeline critical to the continued growth of industry in New Jersey.

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