Wristbeat was founded in early 2016 by serial entrepreneur and then college senior Mikayla Diesch. When Mikayla’s little brother (Pictured Right) started having medical problems which seemed to be caused by a potential heart condition he had to wear what is known as a Holter monitor. This is a medical device which the patient wears on their hip and connects electrodes to various parts on their body and outputs an ECG signal which a doctor can analyze for a number of different cardiac conditions. It is a bulky device which can severely restrict the range of motion of the user, as well as having the potential to be the cause of embarrassing or uncomfortable questions. It was then that she realized there had to be a better way to collect all this same information in a manner which is discrete, reliable and comfortable without impacting the patients’ life in such a drastic fashion. Soon thereafter she began working on Wristbeat – two small wrist bands which resemble a fitness tracker in size and shape. The patients wear these bands on both wrists and the device will continuously monitor the users’ cardiac health – monitoring anything from arrhythmias to more dangerous heart conditions – and send all the data directly back to the users’ doctor or in the worst case scenario contact emergency medical professionals.