MedIoTek Health Systems, a Chennai, India-based healthcare startup, announced that its Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) platform VinCense could screen major Covid-19 risk parameters in two minutes.
According to a YourStory report, VinCense can screen coronavirus risk parameters such as respiratory rate, skin temperature, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, and blood pressure in 120 seconds.
By identifying the said parameters, people at risk of Covid-19 can immediately be identified and prioritized, the startup added.
VinCense helps in identifying people with symptoms and then gauges them if they could be infected with the coronavirus, the company said. However, MedIoTek clarifies that its device does not confirm if a person is positive of the virus.
MedIoTek founder and managing director Sharmila Devadoss was quoted in the report as saying that a single device can be used for screening many patients. The device can be disinfected amid screenings.
The monitoring feature is mainly targeted at high-risk individuals and/or bedridden patients, she added.
“VinCense is a wireless health monitoring system. We believe VinCense will transform health care delivery and management,” the company said on its website.
Data gathered through VinCense will be stored in the cloud and can be accessed using the mobile app. Based on the information gathered, the device then categorizes patients as mild risk, moderate risk, moderate-severe risk, and severe risk.
The device allows healthcare workers – doctors and nurses – to keep a safe distance from suspected cases and gives them the venue to monitor patients remotely using the VinCense app, thereby reducing their risk of exposure.
The Bengaluru-based incubator Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) nominated MedIoTek as a deployment-ready Covid-19 innovation because of this platform.
India, with a population of more than 1 billion people, is scrambling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. As the number of COVID-19 cases crossed the 10,000 mark with more than 300 deaths, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the biggest lockdown ever till 3rd May 2020.
The three-week lockdown that started from the midnight of 25th March was scheduled to end at midnight on 14th April.