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Chronolife announces appointment of Dr. Zarifah Reed, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer as it prepares key clinical trial across Europe


Paris (France), March 12, 2019 – Chronolife, an artificial intelligence company specialized in digital
health, announced the appointment of Dr. Zarifah Reed as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr
Reed will oversee the clinical development of Chronolife’s predictive and innovative solution for
detection & prediction of worsening heart failure.
Chronolife’s predictive solution comprises of a washable T-Shirt capable of continuously collecting,
storing and transmitting data, a smartphone application that receives, stores and transmits data as
well as analyses it with Chronolife’s proprietary HOTS (Hierarchy Of event-based Time Surfaces)
algorithm and a Web interface. Chronolife’s T-shirt can collect multiple physiological parameters
important for the monitoring of medical conditions including electrocardiogram, abdominal breathing,
thoracic breathing, pulmonary impedance, physical activity and body temperature. The data is
transmitted through BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) on T-shirt to smartphone application continuously,
which conducts quasi real-time analysis and data fusion to detect and predict the state of health of the
patient using HOTS. All data are then transmitted and stored on a secure and accredited server for
remote access through a web portal.
Chronolife has initiated the manufacturing of its T-shirts in preparation for its CE marking and
commercial release as a public consumer and healthcare suite of products.
The recruitment of Dr. Zarifah Reed as Chief Medical Officer supports an ambitious launch plan. Dr
Reed has over 15 years of experience developing biomedical products, leading trials throughout
Europe & the US. She has a comprehensive knowledge of clinical trials, ranging from management of
trial design and implementation to ensuring data excellence on quality, safety and regulatory
requirements. Laurent Vandebrouck, CEO of Chronolife is confident that “Dr. Reed’s extensive
knowledge in driving clinical development programs will bring added value to the successful launch of
Chronolife’s predictive solution on the European market and beyond”.
Dr. Zarifah Reed is “thrilled to be joining Chronolife and help demonstrate the efficiency of their
solution. This clinical trial will include over 500 patients in France, Germany and Denmark. Patients will
be equipped during hospital discharge following a cardiac decompensation. The data collected will be
essential to train and validate the patented algorithm HOTS for detection and prediction of chronic
heart failure.”
To ensure the scientific and technical quality of the trial, Chronolife has established a scientific steering
committee consisting of renowned cardiologists who are heart failure specialists and other experts
experienced in Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) from countries where the clinical trial will take place.
Dr Laurent Sebbag, Head of Heart Failure and Transplant Department of Louis Pradel hospital in Bron,
France, chairs this committee and has expressed that “The creation of this committee is proof of
Chronolife’s commitment in producing a high-quality solution perfectly suited to the needs of both
patients and health providers. I am glad that our collective efforts will contribute to launch one of the
most innovative connected solutions in cardiology. ”
About Chronolife
Chronolife is an artificial intelligence company specialized in digital health. Its patented technology is
a unique neuromorphic algorithm called HOTS (Hierarchy Of event-based Time Surfaces), which
analyses several data flows continuously, to characterize clinical events. Chronolife has developed a
smart wearable that integrates various sensors to monitor physiological data continuously. This data
is analyzed by the smartphone application on a patient’s phone that uses HOTS technology to conduct
data fusion. It is capable of detecting changes in a patient’s health and triggering alerts to healthcare
professionals to predict acute pathological episodes.
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