HeartFocus Joins Butterfly Garden to Develop Software Enabling Any Healthcare Professional to Conduct Lifesaving Echos on Butterfly’s Imaging Platform

June 24, 2024 — HeartFocus, the revolutionary, AI-driven heart exam software by DESKi, a provider of automated, accurate, and data-driven image analysis tools today announced it has joined Butterfly Garden, an artificial intelligence (AI) Marketplace launched by Butterfly Network, Inc., (“Butterfly”) a digital health company transforming care with portable, semiconductor-based ultrasound technology and intuitive software. Under the agreement, HeartFocus plans to integrate, and with subsequent agreements, release its patented, AI-powered software with Butterfly’s single-probe, whole-body handheld ultrasound system, subject to applicable approvals and authorizations.

With this collaboration, HeartFocus and Butterfly will unite ground-breaking technologies, and, once deployed, empower any healthcare professional to conduct medical-grade cardiac scans from anywhere, at any time. This can greatly increase access to precision-quality, heart scans and significantly improve detection and patient care management for cardiovascular disease – the number one killer in the US and the world.

In August 2023, Butterfly Network launched Butterfly Garden, allowing third-party developers access to its proprietary SDK and APIs to build new AI applications that work in conjunction with Butterfly’s imaging platform, bringing with it access to the largest point-of-care ultrasound customer base. HeartFocus, powered by proprietary algorithms trained on a unique AI-library comprised of over 10 million data points, is an ideal match for the program.

Bertrand Moal, PhD MD, CEO of DESKi said, “For many patients, the gates to precision-quality, heart care have been locked for far too long. We believe No heart can wait™ and HeartFocus’ leading imaging technology presents the opportunity to set a new standard for accessible, quality echos. Butterfly, with its real-time streaming capability and unprecedented HCP network, is an essential partner to help us realize this goal. I’m excited to see the impact of our collaboration.”

“We are excited to collaborate with HeartFocus to bring a new transformative cardiac AI tool to Butterfly devices that will empower healthcare providers and enhance the heart exam for patients,” said Darius Shahida, Chief Strategy Officer, Butterfly Network. “The AI-driven HeartFocus software by DESKi, paired with Butterfly’s affordable, portable ultrasound probes, can drive a pivotal advancement in access to high-quality cardiovascular care, and will further Butterfly’s mission to democratize access to medical imaging for all people worldwide.”

For more information: www.heartfocus.ai


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