School: University of Waterloo
At the age of 17, Andre founded HelpWear as a way to help his co-founder’s disabled mother call for help quickly. HelpWear’s main product, HeartWatch, is a wearable, at-home ECG monitor that allows healthcare practitioners unprecedented access to their patient’s data, and the ability to perform automatic pathology detection notifying patients and doctors of changes in the patient’s health status. This technology creates an accessible, comfortable and inexpensive opportunity to revolutionize the way doctors monitor their patients. Andre has overcome many challenges, including his lack of experience in the healthcare technology industry when he began this journey, but continues to move forward and expects to receive clinical approval this year, allowing HeartWatch to be sold to hospitals around the world.