ABOUT ALTRIX MEDICAL
Be a hero. Save a life.
Welcome to Altrix Medical. We're passionate about creating a better world. We're inspired by the whimsical, driven by the what-if, and powered by cutting-edge engineering to make it all possible. At Altrix Medical, we're obsessed with creating innovative technologies to prevent and cure disease.
Altrix Medical was founded in May 2013 with the singular goal of leveraging innovative technologies and imaginative ideas to prevent and cure disease. Our first technology is a pocket-size Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that integrates with a smartphone. This innovative medical device goes anywhere a person’s phone goes and allows for the immediate on-site diagnosis and treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
MEET THE ALTRIX MEDICAL LEADERSHIP
President and Founder
Matthew Shaker founded Altrix Medical in 2013 and is the driving force behind its offerings. Mr. Shaker was the first to envision the design of a miniature AED smartphone case. By integrating existing technologies, such as those used in implantable defibrillators, and novel ideas, like collapsible AED pads, Altrix Medical will be able to generate the same life-saving waveforms as major AEDs on the market today. As President of Altrix Medical, Mr. Shaker is focused on the singular goal of leveraging innovative technologies and imaginative ideas to prevent and cure disease.
Mr. Shaker has worked in product development and project management for more than 20 years, with most of that time spent developing and overseeing the operation of health care information systems. He consulted as a Technical Manager for numerous Federal Agencies. This work included development and oversight of web-based scientific applications for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and operational oversight of critical FDA boarder control systems. Mr. Shaker also served as the Senior Project Manager for the first version of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Genome Atlas System which catalogs genetic mutations responsible for cancer and is integral in breakthrough medical research.
Prior to consulting for the federal government, Mr. Shaker spent a number of years in the oversight and development of real-time medical and laboratory systems. This included work to develop on-line laboratory immunoassay systems. Mr. Shaker also served as a driving force behind the creation of homeland defense laboratory analyzers to detect biological warfare agents.
Mr. Shaker holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from James Madison University and a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.
Daniel Fleck joined Altrix Medical in 2016 and is the Chief Technology Officer behind Altrix Medical’s innovations. Dr. Fleck implemented software for an AED Android application while also developing the AED circuit prototype capable of delivering a 176J shock in a small form factor.
Dr. Fleck also serves as an Associate Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University (GMU). At GMU, Dr. Fleck has helped pioneer advances in computer networks by developing “moving target defense systems.” These advanced topologies leverage elastic cloud environments to evade and confound attackers and reduce overall network defense costs. This research continues today with Dr. Fleck leading collaboration between GMU and the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
As the Technical Director of GMU’s Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), Dr. Fleck also leads various teams working on network intrusion detection, malware analysis, handheld device defenses, application resource exhaustion attacks, and efficient peer to peer networking protocols. In this work he has partnered with industry leaders such as Symantec and Kryptowire, LLC.
Prior to his academic work, Dr. Fleck was the Technical Director for the Advanced Technology Group at SRA International. He also led multiple projects including the initial implementation of DARPA’s Tactical Ground Reporting Network (TIGR). TIGR is used by Army commanders to report and retrieve information using Android handheld devices. The first version, developed under Dr. Fleck’s technical leadership, was built and deployed to theater for testing in less than a year.
Dr. Fleck holds Bachelor of Science with Honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, a Master of Science in Software Engineering from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from George Mason University.