QardioArm - a smarter read on blood pressure

Fits seamlessly into your life, talks to your smartphone, automatically records medical-grade data and makes it available to your family and doctor.
Qardio Inc.
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San Francisco, California
United States
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We believe that there is a better way to make blood pressure monitors and medical devices, so that they are not only serious, but beautiful and effortless. We are creating cutting edge technology that doesn’t feel like technology and dissolves into your everyday life.

Qardioarm is the smart way to measure and track your systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate.

A blood pressure monitoring device with a revolutionary design and effortless user experience, QardioArm makes it simple and convenient to have your blood pressure monitor with you at all times for daily measurements.

QardioArm's elegant design fits seamlessly into your life. Unlike most blood pressure monitors on the market today, it doesn't look like a medical device. Its sleek and discreet design will be at home on your coffee table, in your handbag or even in your pocket.

The better it fits into your life, the more likely you are to use it. And the more you use it, the better you are looking after your heart health.

No buttons, no displays, no tubes, no wires. Just a beautiful device that turns on the minute you unwrap it, pairs to your phone with a simple tap and is ready to go.

All you have to do is put it on, launch the app on your smartphone and press "START".

QardioArm is controlled from a free iOS app, which can be downloaded from the App Store. All readings are automatically recorded on your app and uploaded to Qardio's secure cloud. From there, you can choose to share your data with your family, friends or doctor. You are always in control of your information and you decide who sees it.

QardioArm puts the information in your hands to allow you to manage your heart health. By catching unusual trends early and sharing your information with your health professional, you can take preventative action before any condition becomes serious. With that peace of mind you will be free to live your life to the fullest.

At Qardio, we believe the medical devices industry has too often been stuck in the past. Many devices used today work the same way and provide the same fragmented information as they did decades ago. Unsightly design coupled with "pen-and-paper" tracking lead to a terrible user experience.

Qardio offers a better way of tracking health that fits effortlessly into people's lives. Our devices are smart, wearable and connected: with wireless communications, integration with Apple's iOS devices, beautiful design and a delightful user experience, our products look like everyday objects that you can conveniently have with you, when and where you like. We believe with our solutions everybody can be smarter about their healthcare.

Qardio was founded by Marco Peluso and Rosario Iannella. The catalyst was when Marco's father suffered a stroke and doctors struggled to diagnose its origin. They didn't have sufficient information and there was no easy way to get it. Existing solutions were clumsy, impractical and intrusive. Marco and Rosario set about creating a range of sensors for the heart that would be an effortless pleasure to use while providing comprehensive, high-quality data to both the user and to their doctor.

QardioArm is the first of these sensors but only a few months behind is QardioCore, our revolutionary wearable ECG belt. Watch this space!

With QardioCore and QardioArm, both of which connect to the Qardio app, users will be able effortlessly to record the key metrics needed to be in full control of their cardiovascular health.

We are launching our pre-sale on Indiegogo because we believe it's a great way to get our message out and to engage with you. We love the Indiegogo community and want to know what you think about QardioArm, and what other ways there are to better health and wellness tracking.

Hundreds of users have already been using QardioArm.

We have already completed the development, setup the manufacturing and made regulatory filings for QardioArm in the US and Europe. We are using world class manufacturing facilities certified to the highest standards (ISO 13485, ISO 9001) and Fairlabor audited. In fact, we have already placed our first manufacturing order for several thousand units, which we will ship as soon as final regulary clearance is in place. Our cloud platform is already fully deployed and the iOS app is ready.

For our other products, we're meantime also working hard to bring QardioCore to market later this year.

Specifications are subject to change. Qardio, QardioArm and QardioCore are trademarks of Qardio, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

When Will I Get QardioArm?
If you live in the US or European Union, QardioArm is in the final stage of clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (for the US) and certification under EU Product Directives (for Europe). We will ship to each market as soon as clearances are received which is currently expected to be in March 2014. If you live in other markets, please follow us for further updates.

How Will You Ship?
When the campaign closes, we will send you an email with a link to a system that will help you manage your perk and input your shipping information.

What Smartphones or Tablets Are Compatible With QardioArm?
You can use QardioArm with iPhone 4S or later, iPad Air, iPad 3rd generation or later, iPad mini, or iPod Touch 5th generation or later.

How Do I Get The App?
QardioArm works with the companion Qardio app, which is compatible with iOS 6.0 or later. Qardio app will be available for free at the Apple App Store before the QardioArm is shipped.

Will QardioArm Also Work with Android Based Devices?
The device supports Bluetooth 4.0 enabled devices. An Android app is on our roadmap.

The Device Seems Rather Sophisticated. Will It Be Difficult To Set Up And Operate?
Absolutely not. User friendliness is our top priority. The device features several innovations to achieve that. For example, the pairing procedure is a patent pending, one step process. No more code entering and registrations. You simply place your QardioArm on top of your iOS device. That's it!

Can I Control Who Can See My Data?
You are always in control of your information. You decide who can see it by inviting them to follow your data and you can change your mind at any time.

Will My Doctor Need Any Special Equipment Or Software To View My Data?
Not at all. Provided you give them access, your doctor will be able to view your information on their iPad or on a web app using their regular browser.

How Long Is The Battery Life?
QardioArm comes with a pre-installed set of batteries. Each set of batteries lasts for several hundred measurements, which typically corresponds to over a year of regular monitoring. When the batteries run out, you can simply replace them with a new set of regular AAA batteries.

Does It Come With A Manual?
QardioArm comes with a Quick Guide as well as a User Manual. It is important you read this carefully.

Is There A Warranty?
Yes, every QardioArm comes with a 3 year warranty.

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