will die of sudden cardiac arrest (sudden cardiac death) this year.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40. More than 350,000 men and women of all ages experience an SCA event every year. Tragically, 90% of all victims die.

To put this problem in perspective, the number of SCA fatalities is as great as the number of deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, HIV, house fires, motor vehicle accidents, prostate cancer and suicides combined.

The good news is that this appalling statistic can be reversed. If Automated External Cardiac Defibrillators were sited in residences, the likelihood of a successful outcome can be boosted 6 to 10 fold. The time delays associated with 911 calling and awaiting paramedic arrival could be very substantially reduced. Multiple residentially sited AEDs could be unified via the internet into a network of community protection like the “Code Blue” protection and responsiveness that exists in all modern hospitals. Thus a comprehensive multi person rescue effort can be coordinated for virtually every victim of a cardiac arrest that occurs at home.
The key to saving lives is to make AEDs accessible in the home, which is where most cases of SCA occur.

CardioSpark is developing proprietary technology to facilitate the placement of affordable AEDs in every home and connect them to the growing Internet of Things. Once communication is established between the AED and home network with an internet or wireless capability, our solution will enable these lifesaving devices to be remotely monitored, tracked, and connected in cases of emergency to 911, ambulance services, and medical personnel who can walk users through their use in order to give the victim a good chance of full recovery. This arrangement also facilitates rapid notification of family and friends.

Download the White Paper
RAIN by CardioSpark

CardioSpark’s Residential AED Integrated Network (RAIN) makes your community safer by deploying Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for use in the event that a resident suffers a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

SCA is the leading cause of death among adults over the age of 40. More than 350,000 men and women of all ages experience an SCA event every year, most of them in private homes. Tragically, 90% of out-of-hospital victims die due to lack of timely defibrillation.

RAIN trains residents, provides and maintains AEDs in the neighborhood, and delivers the only 911 dispatch integrated alert system to make your community a HeartSafe Community. RAIN includes:

  • Up front planning with HOA leadership
  • Education and awareness events for the community
  • CPR/AED resident training
  • Regular monitoring of device readiness
  • A proprietary alert system integrated with 911 CAD dispatch

For more information and to see if your community qualifies,
please complete the form below:

Meet The Team
Founder & President

Owner, CTA Training of Tucson; Medical Director, Virtual CME; Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Arizona; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Arizona; former Senior Partner, Pacific Hearth Institute; 20-year physician adult cardiology practice, Santa Monica, CA.

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC); Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine; Diplomat American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases; medical licensure California, Idaho, Arizona.

BS/BA, Mechanical Engineering/Biology from Stanford University and MD, Internal Medicine and Cardiology from UCLA; association with UCLA covers 12 years from Medical school through Cardiology Fellowship, including 3 years medical work for UCLA-sponsored research project in Nairobi, Kenya.


Founder and Senior Partner of Intellectual Property law firm; serial entrepreneur – founded and built numerous technology based companies including several technology-based companies in the healthcare field; advisor to numerous entrepreneurial companies; founder and chairman of a chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum; founder and managing director of a technology incubator.

Member, Dean’s Advisory Board the University of Arizona College of Science; Member, Dean’s Advisory Board the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts; founder and past officer New Hampshire High Tech Council; Past-President American State Festival.

Bachelor’s Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); LLB from Boston College Law School; Nominated by peers for inclusion in Woodward White’s Best Lawyers in America; AV rated by Martindale Hubble; and honored as a Top Patent Practitioner by Patent Buddies.

Chief Executive Officer

Principal in strategic consulting practice of a leading public accounting firm; subsequently established healthcare practice in boutique technology consulting firm; also advised and held leadership roles in companies seeking to scale and grow revenue; in recent case, assisted recent client to attract strategic buyer and realize significant return for equity partners; served as budget analyst at the state and federal levels for programs ranging from higher education to foreign military assistance.

Global technology standards development with US and United Nations organizations (ANSI and UN/EDIFACT), community school board member and united fund leader, scouting volunteer.

Bachelors and Masters degrees from University of Illinois, Phi Beta Kappa, Bronze Tablet, James Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Designate.


Marketing and analytics innovator. Co-Founder and President of Limbik Inc. – a data technology company focused video (Limbik) and survey analytics (Newlio); developed the Research Marketing methodology; advised and held leadership positions with various early-stage technology companies.

Active with Autism Speaks and The Republican National Committee; frequent contributor to Westchester Digital Summit, GlobalMindED, and SUNY Levin Institute; featured Huffington Post blogger; Forbes Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

BAs in Finance and Marketing from Seton Hall University and graduate qualifications in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University.