Shavini Fernando launched Oxiwear in 2022, seven years after learning about a life-threatening lung issue, SBJ’s Joe Lemire reports. Oxiwear is an ear-worn oximeter that continuously measures oxygen levels and can send alerts, first to the wearer and then to emergency medical services, when it drops.
After her first cardiac arrest, Shavini Fernando was told by a doctor in her native Sir Lanka that the blood pressure in her lungs was so great that the 33-year-old only had two years to live. That was in 2015, a full seven years before she launched Oxiwear, an ear-worn oximeter that continuously measures oxygen levels […]
Arlington, Virginia’s OxiWear is the latest local company making noise around the country. The startup, which developed a wearable for vital monitoring and emergency alerts, was selected as a finalist for the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator. The accelerator is open to startups and nonprofits making an impact in health, and a public vote is […]
Shavini Fernando traveled from Sri Lanka to the U.S. in 2015 seeking a second opinion on a heart condition. She was told she had severe pulmonary hypertension, a diagnosis that would keep her from returning home. Instead, Fernando, who has survived four cardiac arrests and three strokes, created her own solution for managing her condition. […]
OxiWear’s Shavini Fernando Her medical device company is seeking FDA clearance for its earpiece that monitors blood-oxygen levels.
This week, we have the honor to interview Shavini Fernando, CEO of OxiWear, maker of the world’s first wearable device for continuous real time monitoring of Oxygen during motion. OxiWear was developed in 2019 by Shavini, a VR/video game and web designer who suffers from pulmonary hypertension as a result of Eisenmenger Syndrome.
The Healthcare Innovation Company (thINc) announced the initial list of startups that will be participating in its annual thINc360 conference, taking place June 20-22, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
In 2021, OxiWear was selected to join the second cohort of the leAD Lake Nona Accelerator, and last fall, the company brought its first product to market. In honor of last week’s World Pulmonary Hypertension Day, Shavini shares lessons learned as a startup founder and her outlook on the future of wearable health technology.
Hoyapreneurs from around the world gathered at The Battery in San Francisco on April 21, 2023, to join the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance for an exciting “Shark Tank-style” pitch competition between three ventures that were created, managed, and led by alumnae.