Yoram Rudy will receive the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for his cutting-edge cardiac imaging technology, announced Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.

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Rudy, the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering, pioneered a noninvasive and painless technique to measure irregular heart rhythm information. The process involves combining CT scan data with data from the CardioInsight Mapping Vest, a device that collects electrophysiological data from the body’s surface. With this data, doctors can create a more personalized and detailed 3D cardiac map to measure irregular heartbeats than a standard lead EKG, without the complications of catheter placement.

Rudy’s revolutionary innovations led to multimillion-dollar company CardioInsight™  Technologies. The company was purchased in 2015 by global giant Medtronic for over $100 million.

Rudy holds eight patents and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors.

Fiona Marshall and Gary Stormo also will receive 2019 faculty achievement awards.

Rudy will present his work during a ceremony on November 8, 2019 in Knight and Bauer Halls.

Read more about this year’s award recipients in the Source.