Altair Medical accelerates development schedule by adopting FDA cleared cloud data management platform

October 20, 2020

Altair Medical, (“Altair”) aims to revolutionize care for respiratory symptoms and diseases with its advanced, remote respiratory monitoring platform. The company, which was awarded FDA Breakthrough Medical Device designation earlier this year, today announced that it had chosen to transition to Galen Data’s cloud platform to accelerate commercial development of its platform.

Dr. Bruce Henderson, a Forensic Physician, founded Altair Medical after recognizing the advantages that comprehensive remote respiratory monitoring would have for patients with respiratory illnesses such as Asthma, COPD, Respiratory Infection and OIRD.

Outside of hospitals, many respiratory monitors rely on photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors, which use cardiac data to calculate breathing rates. This method can be inaccurate and difficult to determine anything besides breathing rates.

Altair’s technology combines hardware and software to capture the patients’ breathing data, in a clinical environment or remotely. With real-time respiratory metrics generated from a range of proprietary algorithms, Altair aims to provide physicians significantly more information about patients’ health.
Real-time respiratory monitoring captures vast amounts of data, so cloud connectivity for doctors and patients is crucial. Galen Data’s scalable cloud platform can host Altair’s proprietary algorithms and AI features as well as offering all the necessary FDA, HIPAA, and ISO 13485:2016 compliance.

Altair’s CEO, Dr. Bruce Henderson, said “As we embark on performance and clinical testing prior to regulatory submission, integrating with Galen Data at this stage is allowing us to easily manage sensor data far earlier than we would otherwise have anticipated. The benefit is enormous, and the team at Galen could not have been more helpful.”

Now, with the strong foundation of the Galen Cloud, Altair’s developers can focus entirely on building their service without worrying about the infrastructure.