Smart toilet maker Casana names new chief medical officer

The Heart Seat smart toilet seat. [Image from Casana’s website]Casana, which develops a smart toilet for home heart monitoring, today announced the appointment of a new chief medical officer.

Rochester, New York-based Casana named Dr. Shikha Anand as its new CMO. Anand brings with her more than 20 years of experience in healthcare.

Previous experience includes leadership in public health, research, consumer health technology, health equity and clinical informatics. Before joining Casana, Anand served as CMO at Well, an on-demand healthcare guidance platform. She held the same role at Withings, a leader in connected health technology.

Across her time in healthcare, Anand used her expertise to lead initiatives that developed novel technologies and algorithms. Casana said these helped to screen, diagnose and monitor chronic medical and behavior health conditions.

“Dr. Anand’s patient-centric approach not only aligns with our mission, but is exactl…

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FDA clears smart toilet seat for home heart monitoring from Casana

The Heart Seat smart toilet seat. [Image from Casana’s website]Casana announced today that it received FDA clearance for its Heart Seat — a smart toilet seat that measures certain vital signs.

Heart Seat measures heart rate and oxygen saturation (SpO2). Casana also has partnerships with researchers to conduct validation studies for further clinical measurements. The company plans to file for future indications this year, including systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Casana aims to initiate the market launch for Heart Seat by the end of 2023.

According to Casana’s website, the Heart Seat passively captures health parameters. It aims to reliably track health trends with no behavior change.

When used, the system unobtrusively gathers health data and analyzes it in context to provide insights into health and trends over time. It then sends data to the designated care team’s dashboard, designed in collaboration with Casana’s par…

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