Press Trust of India|Feb 23, 2021
IIT Guwahati team builds device to track health in remote areas
The digital health system can perform primary health check-ups and help with healthcare management remotely.
NEW DELHI: Two research scholars from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have come up with a digital health system which is designed to track the health parameters of populations in remote areas.
The system has been developed by Mitali Basak, PhD scholar at the center for nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati, along with Shirsenda Mitra, former PhD scholar at the department of chemical engineering, IIT Guwahati. Mitra is presently an early-career fellow at IIT Gandhinagar.
The innovation is a potential tool for healthcare management which can be done remotely and also specifically helpful to serve in COVID kind of situations.
The device developed by the scholars is capable of remotely doing primary health check-up. Further, it is capable of storing large volumes of health data.
IIT Guwahati: Global challenge
The digital health system is an entry for the global Charm Health Innovation Challenge. Basak and Mitra teamed up and participated in the competition under the category of “student innovators”.
The IIT Guwahati team submitted an idea of a bench-top digital setup integrated with an algorithm to record initial screening parameters like body temperature, pulse rate, eye and tongue analysis of a patient remotely.
The winners of this challenge will be decided after submission of a prototype based on the proposed innovation.
Basak and Mitra are working on the prototype which is expected to be ready within the next four months.
Once the winning innovation is fully developed, its commercialisation will be taken forward by the organisers.
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