Aluna

San Francisco, CA

  • Coding principles
    Everybody can push to prod, Always add comments, Pull request review, Whiteboard before first line of code, Test-driven development
  • Work/Life Rhythm
    Remote as needed, Design your own schedule
  • Modern Tech Stack
    Pandas, TensorFlow, Python, ExpressJS, Node.js, Swift, MongoDB, AWS

Our Mission

We believe that better data means a better world. Aluna aims to combine the very best of medical science with technological breakthroughs so that parents and kids can breathe a little easier - anytime, anywhere. Chronic respiratory patients are constantly worried about their lung health and having an attack, and currently rely on symptoms like coughing or wheezing. When an attack does occur, not only is it emotionally traumatizing, but they also take a day off of work, kids miss school, and travel to the hospital to get treated. The children enjoy playing the game and can't wait to measure their lungs. Parents are excited to be using Aluna and are already seeing the lives of their children improve. Check out our blog to see how we developed our product and work with families! https://medium.com/knox-med/ Our NYT feature! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/business/heart-and-asthma-monitors-theres-an-app-for-that.html

Tech Stack

- Swift for iOS with CoreML and Accelerate - BLE Smart powered hardware - AWS EC2, S3, Route 53 - Node with Express - Mongo - TensorFlow with Python and Keras - Swagger Aluna is developing a respiratory management system consisting of a portable spirometer and gamified app for people suffering from respiratory conditions including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary fibrosis. Aluna’s machine learning algorithms work to predict attacks and empower self-management using 1800+ expert pulmonologist labelled datasets collected from the Aluna spirometer. We have a smart device that connects to user's phone via BLE. The device is used as a controller for the app making measuring lung function into a game. Day to day engagement provides insights and analytics for their lung health. Through our award winning National Science Foundation funded research, we use machine learning algorithms to ensure data quality and also to provide predictive insights. https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=184597

Team Q&A

  • How does Aluna work?

    Charvi Shetty


Core Values

- Delight Our Customers - Diversity and Inclusion - Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded - Pursue Growth and Learning - Business transparency to all team members - Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit - Be Passionate and Determined - Be Humble - Work/Life Balance There is no greater joy than for us to hear directly from these families about how Aluna is helping them.

Vacation & Benefits

Aluna has a flexible, unlimited vacation policy. We trust everyone to make the best decisions about when to take off and recharge and to get a ‘thumbs up’ from their teammates to make sure projects continue smoothly. Benefits: Full healthcare coverage Vision coverage Dental coverage

Culture

  • Intellectually curious
  • Freedom & autonomy
  • Honesty == hard conversations
  • Always be learning
  • Empathy with customers

Cool Tech

  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Artificial intelligence

Day in the Life

  • Weekly executive Q&A
  • Continous feedback
  • < 5 hours of meetings
  • Open floor plan
  • Do Not Disturb time blocks

Team members

  • 6 Full Time Members
  • 6 Project Based Consultants

Inderjit Jutla

Chief Science Officer

  • Macbook PC
  • PyCharm, XCode, Vim
  • Cherry
  • JS, Swift, Python, C
  • Physics
  • GTA 5

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