IIT Madras Developed VinCense : A Device for Health Monitoring


IIT Madras Developed VinCense: The students at IIT Madras has developed a device which monitors the health. The device is being called as VinCense which is the first indigenous health monitoring and wearable device for deriving vitals in a non-invasive manner. This is a breakthrough in the medical history with the device catches up all the simple issues within no time.

According to the reports from DC, The device jointly developed by MedloTeK Health Systems and IIT Madras can be used for monitoring vital signs including pulse rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate and blood pressure. The real-time data are stored in the secured cloud from where healthcare providers can access vitals using an intuitive interface.

The device was developed by a team led by Prof M Manivannan, Head of Touch Lab, Biomedical Engineering Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, Manivannan said that his team developed for the device provides more accurate vitals. “There are many health monitoring wearable devices are currently available in the market. But, their accuracy is not very good.

We have developed algorithms to provide the accurate reading,” said Professor M.Manivannan, Head of Touch Lab, Biomedical Engineering Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras. Vital signs such as pulse rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and are duly recorded on this device. It also has applications for screening and surveillance, general public health, and community health.

“The device can also be used to monitor the wellness of the people. Not only the patients, the general public also can wear it like a wristwatch,” he said. “At present, the device could cost around Rs 20,000. If the number of devices increased the cost would come down as low as Rs 5,000 and can become affordable to all,” he added. This collaboration with MedloTek further leads to algorithms for medical simulation applied to wireless health monitoring systems.

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