We were back in Delhi for Medical Fair India 2019 and mingled with the vibrant health-tech community in Delhi – aka digital dilli. Partners like Data Natives, the global community of data-driven pioneers, Startupbootcamp Digital Health, one of the most serious health accelerators, GINSEP, the German Indian Start-up Exchange Program, and 91springboard, India’s vibrant coworking community for start-ups, freelancers and business owners with a start-up mindset, together with our global ambassadors Aline Noizet and Muthu Singaram curated an awesome 3-days conference program held at the FTR4H lounge in hall 10 of Pragati Maidan exhibition centre.
The highlight has been the inaugural FTR4H India Award, which has been held on Friday Feb 22ndat 16:00 live on stage. Start-ups from all over India had 3 minutes to pitch their digital health solution to the audience, the media, but even more important, to the jury.
First place and winning team were Janitri https://janitri.in/, who are working with a vision to see a world where no mother or baby die during pregnancy, delivery or post-delivery. The team is working on KEYAR which is an affordable, easy to use and wearable intra-partum FHR & contraction monitoring device. The disposable sensor patch sticks onto the mother’s belly to read up contractions and FHR. The device monitors both the parameters, analyses the pattern and further gives colour coded/sound alert if foetus is in distress. KEYAR communicates with their mobile application DAKSH which is an intrapartum monitoring mobile application for automated WHO partograph generation. DAKSH allows the staff nurse to register and enter vital signs of a pregnant woman. It reminds the staff nurse to monitor the labor vitals, as per the standard WHO intrapartum protocol. It also generates alerts in case of complications, based on an in-built algorithm.
The team of Yostra www.yostra.com got second place. They are a healthcare technology firm pioneering smart innovations to make healthcare more effective, affordable and sustainable for the cost sensitive developing market. Yostra is an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, designers and engineers, brought together by the common goal of making a positive impact in affordable healthcare. Diabetes is their core focus area and their team is working on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy screening and Diabetic Foot Ulcer treatment, both of which have far reaching impact on public health. NEURO TOUCH www.neurotouch.co is a Point of Care, battery powered, multi-parameter diagnostic device for professional doctors to screen diabetic patients for symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy. It helps the clinician to perform four tests – Tactile Threshold (Monofilament), Vibration Perception Threshold Test, Thermal Perception Threshold Test and Infrared Thermometry. Using the smartphone-based NEURO TOUCH app, the data can be transferred to a web server which generates a test report.
Third place went to Mutelcor https://mutelcor.com/digital-health/, a technology consulting group headquartered in Germany with strong expertise in telecommunication, IoT and Digital Health technologies. Mutelcor Digital Health solution comprising of a doctor web portal, patient mobile app and intelligent patient data analytics tool is a secure, HL7 Standards compliant, cloud based end to end remote patient monitoring platform. The solution has been successfully implemented in 8 hospitals in India with over 1000 patients enrolled in the first six months of the launch. A one month pilot trial was successfully concluded by doctors in Brazil in 2018 and another trial is expected to begin in Malaysia.
Congratulations to the winning teams and to all start-ups who participated. You are now part of the Global FTR4H Society and we will do our utmost to support your ongoing journey to make this a better planet! See you next year in Mumbai March 5 – 7 2020 at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre for our 4th edition of FTR4H lounge in Incredible India.