Triomi CEO Mike Battaglia and Chief Medical Officer Sonny Kohli were responding to the humanitarian crisis that resulted from a devastating earthquake in Haiti. Sonny was treating a patient and needed an Electrocardiograph (ECG) machine for diagnosis. The only ECG on hand was 30 years old: they had to MacGyver it with duct tape and piano wire to get it to work. When they did, they were able to diagnose the patient’s heart condition and avoid airlifting her to Miami, but it led to a question:
Why does it have to be so complicated? Why aren’t there 12-lead ECGs in every stadium, arena, public building, and GP doctor’s office when the underlying technology is actually quite simple?
They founded Triomi to design and market a less costly and less complex 12-lead ECG for a global market.
Mike, an engineer with strong skills in software design and biomedical algorithms development, came to Cortex with a functioning hardware and software platform. However, it lacked an enclosure, and that was gating Sonny and Mike’s ability to bring it to market. That was our challenge; make a beautiful enclosure that would help differentiate their product.