Megh Rathod is a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He’s passionate about advancing medicine and quality of care through device innovation, and is currently working on developing a skin-tone invariant pulse oximeter in the form of a wearable.
Megh wanted to explore career paths and test his perceptions of entrepreneurship, so he applied to ECHO Discovery – a foundational education program that explores ideation, research translation, and entrepreneurship for cardiovascular health. Here’s what Megh had to say about his experience…
Watch four teams from our inaugural 2023 ECHO Discovery cohort pitch their novel innovative cardiovascular health solutions to judges Craig Simmons, Darshan Brahmbhatt, Julie Vizza, and Sumaiyah Rehman for a chance to win $500!
While the judges deliberate, hear from global leader in digital health technology, Jacqueline Shreibati. Dr. Shreibati discusses how she pivoted her trajectory and leveraged her diverse skillset to make real-world impact – inspirational words on the importance of finding your value, being persistent, and navigating rejection!
Drumroll please… Panorama Health (Kathryn Howe, Tenzin Yangzom, Sophie Sigfstead, Ruilin Wu, Nathan Holwell) was awarded $500 for a conversational AI app for smoking cessation! Congrats to Cardio Fi (Anat Usatinsky, Samantha Unger, John Darwin Namata, Vaswani Kumar Lukka, Tina Sokhanvar), Podiascale (Mohammed Rashidul Anwar, Rayhaan Bassawon, Jonathun Wu), and PressurePal (Daniel Davoudpour, Elizabeth Karvasarki, Amanda Mac, Megh Rathod) on their strong pitches as well.
In December 2022, Dr. Heather Ross and Dr. Joseph Cafazzo were named University Health Network’s Inventors of the Year in recognition of their development and commercialization of Medly– a remote heart failure care tool powered by software and AI. As part of #ECHODiscovery’s Fireside Chat speaker series, Heather and Joe joined us to talk all things Medly – from what’s required for a successful collaboration to what’s in store for the future of Medly Therapeutics as it spreads, scales, and integrates new features.
Join Drs. Ross and Cafazzo to learn more about Medly, the ingredients to a successful collaboration, and what’s expected for the future of Medly Therapeutics as it spreads, scales, and integrates new features.
Are you interested in cardiovascular health ideation and research translation? Are you considering entrepreneurship, but aren’t sure where to get started? Introducing ECHO Discovery: a foundational education program designed to explore ideation, research translation, and commercialization.