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SCHILLER: evolving technology

09.01.23 06:35 PM Comment(s) By America

By América Torres
Alfred E Schiller Cardiovit ECGs

Years ago, electrocardiographs had no keyboard, screen, or battery. Nor could they acquire 12 leads simultaneously. Today, all those innovations are industry standards. That's how far-reaching the inventions of our founder, Alfred E. Schiller, have been.


Join us to discover the contributions in the field of cardiopulmonary, emergency, and diagnostic devices that make us feel so proud to be one of the leading manufacturing companies in the market.

"I've always wanted to save lives"

The vision of our founder, Alfred E. Schiller, is to provide healthcare professionals and researchers with the most advanced cardiopulmonary equipment on the market to help them save lives.


Mr. Schiller is an inventor born in Switzerland, in 1943. His professional training as a physicist led him to found SCHILLER AG in 1974. The invention that opened him the doors was the successful Miniscope, which for many years, was the smallest and lightest emergency electrocardioscope in the market.

The Miniscope

Constant technological innovation

Throughout his prolific career (which still goes on) Alfred E. Schiller's scientific curiosity led him to provide invaluable improvements for medicine that are now industry standards. Proof of this is that two years after the Miniscope, SCHILLER launched the smallest electrocardiograph (of that time) that was the first to include a microcomputer that allowed automatic measurement and ECG interpretation and that also came with an integrated printer.


The success of its ECGs (CARDIOVIT line) allowed SCHILLER to gradually increase its equipment holder. Thus, it began to produce others, such as ambulatory blood pressure monitors, spirometers, and vital signs monitors. Another of his innovations was the DS-20 diagnostic station that includes in a single device the functions of ECG, blood pressure, thermometry, pulse oximetry and pulse wave analysis (PWA, which analyzes the speed of the pulse wave and blood pressure in a single measurement).


Among some of its greatest technological innovations we can mention:

  • The first pocket defibrillator, Fred Easyport. This device weighs less than half a kilo (490 grams with battery included) and has a screen that allows to view the ECG.
  • The Heart Rate Variability (HRV) software used by some of our CARDIOVIT electrocardiographs. This tool helps determine the risk of heart attack in a patient.
  • Medilog Darwin2, our Holter analysis program for the storage, beat and rhythm classification, and diagnosis of long-term EKG recordings, that helps save time and reduces errors.

And we not only innovate, but our devices also evolve along the advances in technology. That's the only way to ensure that health professionals and researchers have tools to help them diagnose patients early and accurately.

SCHILLER is a world manufacturer leader

When Mr. Schiller founded the company, his offices were in a four-room apartment. Shortly after, the operation moved to the city of Zug, Switzerland, a place that is strategically located and has a great infrastructure. This allowed SCHILLER to attract highly qualified specialists to design, innovate and improve our products, which is what allows us to guarantee our famous quality standards.


Today, SCHILLER AG has 30 subsidiaries worldwide, more than 100 distributors and 1,100 direct employees. In addition, the headquarters, as well as the areas of Research and Development, Manufacturing and Sales are in Baar, Switzerland. Most surprisingly, Mr. Alfred E. Schiller continues to invent with the same passion as he did more than four decades ago. How many companies can say that their founder is still working?


When you buy one of our devices you are getting a product directly supported by the man who created it.

Do you need more reasons to choose SCHILLER?


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