Impact of the Wearable Defibrillator

As the founder and president of Advent Medical, Randall Fincke has more 25 years of experience in management, marketing, and product development for medical devices. In 1996, Randall Fincke developed an innovative, wearable defibrillator weighing only one pound. Clinical trials resulted in 100 percent successful defibrillation. The company was sold for over $20 million. This marked a substantial improvement in external defibrillators. Traditionally, defibrillators were used by trained medical personnel in hospitals and for emergency medical services. Also available for use in patient's homes are small defibrillators, and wearable, vest-like defibrillators can be worn continually by patients at risk for cardiac arrest. Unlike automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), wearable defibrillators do not require another person to assist in their use.Built around a system that regularly and automatically monitors the heart, defibrillator vests use low-energy shocks to correct an abnormal heartbeat, and more intense, high-energy shocks to return a very fast and erratic heartbeat to normal. This automatic system helps to protect at-risk patients from heart attacks, severe damage from delayed treatment, and even death. Additionally, patients can now more easily assess the progression of their conditions from the comfort of their own homes.

About the AccessAED

The president of Advent Medical Products, entrepreneur Randall Fincke has developed several innovative medical devices including monitors, clinicial devices and defibrillators. One of the many devices designed and developed was a compact, miniaturized and lightweight automated external defibrillator. Randall Fincke conducted extensive testing through clinical trials that resulted in his ultimately receiving FDA approval.Randall Fincke has designed and developed over his 25 year career medical devices that have contributed to saving lives in emergencies where cardiac care to normalize irregular heartbeats in life-threatening situations are present. For the public and corporate market, AEDs are designed so laypeople can use them with little, if any training in emergency situations while EMTs and Paramedics are on their way to the scene. Electrical energy is dispensed through the device to effect a normal heart rate.AEDs come with recorded voice and text instructions (on monitor screens) that instruct individuals with how to best proceed in using an AED in an emergency event which can effectively deliver a shock to restore a heartbeat. The most effective AED devices include the BiPhasic Wave Control technology patented by Randall Fincke which allows for the controlled escalation of energy and safer shock delivery in order to deliver better patient outcomes.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Present

Founder and President

Advent Medical Products


1976 - 1977


Tufts University
Aug 1972 - May 1976


University of New Hampshire

Randall Fincke