GUWAHATI: Two IIT Guwahati research scholars’ innovation of a digital health system that can carry out health check-ups remotely – a necessity in this Covid-19 era has gained entry to the global Charm Health Innovation Challenge.
The duo- Mitali Basak, Third-year PhD scholar, Center for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati, and Shirsendu Mitra, former PhD scholar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati teamed up to participate in the competition under the category of “Student Innovators” and submitted an idea of a benchtop digital setup with an algorithm to record initial health screenings like body temperature, pulse rate, eye and tongue analysis of a patient remotely.
The device is capable of remotely doing primary health check-ups.
In addition, an algorithm along with cloud interfacing is expected to enable the device to store large volumes of health data for future benefit.
The research scholars have been working on the prototype, expected to be ready within the next four months.
Charm Health Innovation Challenge is a Digital Healthcare focused technology competition organised by two California based organisations — Charm Health and iValley. There is a cash prize of $2500 for the top 2 winners besides, once the winning innovation is fully developed, its commercialisation will be taken forward by the organisers.