Kandu Health has positive data for stroke recovery platform

Imperative Care’s Kandu Health today announced positive data supporting its digital post-acute stroke treatment platforms.

Campbell, California-based Kandu shared data at two conferences. It presented results from a study of its remote post-acute service at the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) Annual Meeting. The company presented feasibility data on its navigation platform at the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians (ANVC) Annual Conference.

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Kandu Health’s first presentation

Preliminary outcomes from the first graduates of its remote post-acute service demonstrated improved readmission rates. Of the first 60 graduates, Kandu saw all-cause patient readmission rates of 4% at 30 days and 10% at 90 days. That registers …

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5 more brain-computer interface companies you need to know

BCI technology from Cognixion, Precision Neuroscience, InBrain Neuroelectronics and Kandu Health.

The brain-computer interface (BCI) space continues to rise in notoriety, and a number of players are throwing their hats in the ring.

Such technologies could enable users to control a computer with their brain, or even go beyond that. Countless immobile people someday could control a mouse cursor, keyboard, mobile device/tablet, wheelchair or prosthetic device by only thinking.

Big names have already established their presence in the space. Elon Musk’s Neuralink continues to make headway, while Bill Gates- and Jeff Bezos-backed Synchron has an innovative catheter-delivered implant. Blackrock Neurotech, which has a next-generation BCI, has been implanting its Utah Array in patients since 2004.

Those companies and more were covered in last year’s roundup of brain-computer interface companies you need to know. But there are several more companies ou…

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Neurolutions, Kandu Health collab on BCI for stroke rehab

The IpsiHand system used in the collaboration with Kandu Health. [Image courtesy of Neurolutions]Neurolutions and Kandu Health today announced a strategic partnership to use brain-computer interface (BCI) in post-stroke recovery.

Santa Cruz, California-based Neurolutions designs non-invasive BCI technology for post-stroke therapy. Kandu Health, an Imperative Care subsidiary, aims to change the course of stroke recovery and post-acute care. It provides remote, multidisciplinary support after hospital discharge through a team of clinically licensed navigators and an app. Together, they aim to raise the standard of post-stroke rehabilitation.

Through this partnership, Kandu Health plans for its expert clinicians to support Neurolutions. They’ll provide clinical consultation and assessments of stroke survivors, determining who may benefit from the Neurolutions IpsiHand system.

“By combining our educational and clinical support with Neurolutions’ technolog…

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Imperative Care announces new organizational structure

[Image from Imperative Care]Imperative Care announced today that it implemented a new organizational structure designed to accelerate growth.

The Campbell, California-based stroke treatment developer now stands as the parent company of four businesses. These businesses all share a common goal of bringing care to those affected by stroke and other ischemic diseases.

According to a news release, the entities under the Imperative Care umbrella include Imperative Care Stroke, Imperative Care Vascular, Kandu Health and Telos Health.

Imperative Care Stroke aims to bring life-saving interventional treatments to patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Imperative Care Vascular — formerly Truvic Medical, acquired in 2021 — aims to advance treatments for vascular diseases. These include pulmonary embolism.

Kandu Health, a digital health company, aims to change the course of stroke recovery and post-acute care through remote support. Telo Health utilizes …

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Imperative Care’s Kandu Health names Kirsten Carroll CEO

Kirsten Carroll. [Image from the Kandu Health website]Imperative Care subsidiary Kandu Health appointed Kirsten Carroll as CEO amid a handful of leadership appointments.

The digital health startup aims to improve the quality of life for those affected by stroke. Kandu Health delivers tech-enabled healthcare services, providing remote support to stroke survivors and care partners after hospital discharge. It has an ongoing program that just successfully enrolled its first 50 stroke survivors.

In addition to the appointment of Carroll to the corner office, Kandu Health named another duo of executives. The company picked Stefan Heuser as CFO and Clayton Duncan as its new SVP of commercialization.

About new Kandu Health CEO Kirsten Carroll

Carroll previously served as SVP and GM for Kandu Health, leading it from inception through to formation as an independent company. She has more than 20 years of experience in stroke product development, clinical research, ma…

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