Dozee, a start-up supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and its PSU Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), has provided contact-free monitoring of the vital parameters of patients on a normal bed. Showing the successful results, over 4,000 hospital beds in 35 Indian districts have already been upgraded for step-down ICUs. Dozee’s Early Warning System has already helped over 30,000 patients, saved over 65,000 nursing hours, and prompted over 750 timely ICU transfers.
Dozee is easy to deploy a solution to upgrade and convert the normal hospital bed into a step-Down-ICU. It records the micro-vibrations produced in the heart-beat and respiration cycle using Ballistocardiography when placed under a mattress. The device uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms and converts the data into vital signs like heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure.
The device has proven 98.4% accuracy as a medical-grade product. The device can also record oxygen saturation and ECG using accessories. The data can also be accessed remotely by using any smartphone via an app. The data can be monitored on a central monitoring dashboard.
About AI-powered Early Warning System
Dozee also has an AI-powered Early Warning System, which sends proactive notifications to clinicians, lowering the strain of nursing staff and improving patient outcomes. The technology also delivers ICU-grade monitoring to every bed without causing the patient any discomfort from wires or electrodes, thus enhancing overall patient care management.
Dozee’s Million ICU programme seeks to revolutionize public healthcare by leveraging transformative technologies to deliver high-quality treatment to everyone. By raising CSR funds from many Indian and International organizations, the company hopes to upgrade 50,000 public hospital beds into step-down ICUs.
This initiative will enable the hospitals to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and usher in a rapid and long-term reform in India’s public healthcare system.
Covid-19 has accelerated Artificial Intelligence
In the last decade, Artificial Intelligence(AI) has advanced at an exponential rate. As people adopt social distancing and work-from-home due to the pandemic, Artificial intelligence and machine learning are allowing people to make better judgments by combining data from multiple domains.
Use of AI in contact tracing apps
In Asia, contact-tracking applications are already widely used. They function in a variety of ways, they use the smartphone users’ location to be tracked, allowing them to identify near proximity to other users. The danger of cross-infection may then be determined using AI algorithms, and after that users may receive an alert about it.
Under the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) supports and accelerates the development of biotechnology in India, including its growth and use in agriculture, healthcare, animal sciences, environment, and industry.
The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a non-profit Section 8, Schedule B, public sector enterprise established by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Government of India as an interface agency to strengthen and empower the emerging biotech enterprise to conduct strategic research and innovation to address relevant product development needs. DBT and BIRAC have supported Dozee in their entrepreneurial journey through programmes such as BIG, SEED, LEAP, BioNEST, and others.