Matt Kesinger’s company, Forest Devices, is developing the medical device ALPHASTROKE to help first responders identify stroke and triage patients to the right hospital.
Strokes are the #1 cause of disability worldwide. Lives are changed by how quickly a stroke is diagnosed and treated.
Matt was EMT in Boston for two years and learned how hard it can be to diagnose a stroke with just a clinical exam.
While attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Matt conducted and published research on the difficulties of pre-hospital providers diagnosing stroke. He was part of the team that conducted the largest US study on the identification of large vessel occlusive strokes in the pre-hospital environment.
In this conversation, Matt & Aaron discuss how to diagnose a stroke, the testing process for medical devices, and the mission that inspires the team.
Pittsburgh’s best conference to Expand your Mind & Fill your Heart happens once a year.
Connect with Matt Kesinger
Forest Devices Website
If you liked this interview, check out these past episodes
Former UPMC CIO Rasu Shrestha
Highmark VP of Innovation Sarah Ahmad
Chef Kevin Sousa
Matt Kesinger’s Challenge; Learn the signs of a stroke.
Underwritten by Piper Creative
Piper Creative creates podcasts, vlogs, and videos for companies.
Our clients become better storytellers.
How? Click here and Learn more.
We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs.
Sign up for one of Piper’s weekly newsletters. We curate links to Expand your Mind, Fill your Heart, and Grow your Tribe.
Follow Piper as we grow
Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Overcast | Spotify
11/22/2019 07:26:36 pm
We need something like the stroke detector. My friend just had a stroke and it was a while before the EMTS got her to the correct hospital that could take care of the problem
Leave a Reply.
Find links and information referenced in each episode.