Developed jointly with MedIoTek health systems, VinCense could be used for unobtrusive monitoring. Vital signs, including pulse-rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, skin temperature, blood pressure and others, could be recorded through this device. The real-time data would be stored in the patent-pending secured cloud from where healthcare providers could access vitals using an intuitive interface, said a release.
VinCense can be deployed for home healthcare delivery, insurance/analytics and corporate/industrial occupational health screening. It also has applications for non-communicable diseases screening and surveillance, public health and community health.
The device has been developed by a team led by Professor M Manivannan, head of touch lab, biomedical engineering group, department of applied mechanics, IIT Madras.
Manivannan said that his team is developing algorithms that provide more accurate vitals from the wearable device.
MedIoTek has been working on this wearable for four years now and the touch laboratory at IIT Madras has been working on medical simulation technologies providing haptic feedback for the past 13 years. This collaboration will further lead to algorithms for medical simulation applied to wireless health monitoring systems. The outcome of this collaboration can lead to early intervention reducing risks and complications and improving clinical outcomes.