Faculty of Applied Science & Technology
Year of Graduation: 2008
Program: Computer Systems Technology – Systems Analyst
Taking IT to Heart
Not many of us can add the title, “co-inventor, potential life-saving device” to our resumes. Especially not within five years of graduating from college. Christopher Berry can. The patented mobile cardiac diagnostic kit he helped develop in 2011 allows patients to detect heart problems immediately, which can ultimately lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Not a bad way to kick off a career.
Christopher was part of an applied research project team from Sheridan which worked with Burlington-based m-Health Solutions to develop the remote heart diagnostic system.
Now a Senior Developer with m-Health Solutions, Christopher is enthusiastic about the advantages offered by the system which uses a Blackberry smartphone to transmit data about cardiac issues as they occur.
“To put it short: We save lives! Diagnostic yield and patient usability far exceed that of other alternatives in the marketplace,” says Christopher, referring to traditional heart monitors which typically cover a 24-hour period before being returned for analysis.”