Huntsville, AL 35805, US
Medical Devices & Equipment
Vital Metrix has developed and tested a patented technology for performing non-invasive measurements of cardiac output for patient monitoring. Our method has accuracy that is comparable to the current “gold standard” invasive measurement that utilizes a Swan-Ganz catheter.
The Vital Metrix measurement is based on pulse oximeter technology, which is a mature measurement that is widely used in hospital settings and be first responders. Vital Metrix utilizes information contained in the pulse oximeter wave form to extract the cardiac output as a readily measured vital sign that can be used for patient assessment and diagnosis.
Vital Metrix technology is at the intersection of two markets. The US invasive cardiac output measurement market is about $5B annually, and the US pulse oximetry market is about $1B annually.
Products / Services
Non-invasive cardiac output measurement
Vital Metrix has developed a patented technology for applying digital signal processing techniques to analyze the waveform generated by a pulse oximeter to measure the cardiac output of a patient. This will provide clinicians with a continuous measurement of cardiac output to improve patient care. The current gold standard for measuring cardiac output is an invasive procedure with significant risk of complications.
Chief Executive Officer
Alton is one of the founders of Vital Metrix, and the company that is was spun off from, Streamline Automation. He has been involved in the development of the core technology that powers the Vital Metrix analysis since its inception. Alton has more than 20 years of experience in fluid mechanics, instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis.
Alton received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and his MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Sami Bayyuk has been the lead developer of the algorithms at the core of the Vital Metrix analysis for more than 3 years. He obtained his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics) in 1996 from The University of Michigan.