IIT Guwahati Students Develop Digital Health System to Take Healthcare to Remote Areas
GUWAHATI: Two research scholars of IIT Guwahati have been recognised for an entry to the global Charm Health Innovation Challenge. They are Mitali Basak, 3rd year Ph.D. scholar of Center for Nanotechnology, and Dr. Shirsendu Mitra, former PhD scholar at the Department of Chemical Engineering (presently an Early Career Fellow at IIT Gandhinagar).
The device developed by the scholars is capable of remotely doing primary health check-up. The digital setup is integrated wi
th an algorithm to record initial screening parameters like body temperature, pulse rate, eye and tongue analysis of a patient remotely. Further, a robust algorithm along with cloud interfacing is expected to enable the device to store large volumes of health data for future benefit.
They participated in the ‘students innovator’ category in the global Charm Health Innovation challenge.
Ms. Basak and Dr. Mitra are working on the prototype which is expected to be ready within the next 4 months. The award includes a cash prize of $2500 for the top 2 winners. Further, once the winning innovation is fully developed, its commercialization will be taken forward by the organisers.
Charm Health Innovation challenge is a Digital Healthcare focused technology competition organised by two California based organisations namely, Charm Health and iValley. It is a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative technological solutions and new business models of healthcare, Artificial Intelligence assisted wearable and devices, etc.
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