VOICES PUSHPESH PANT S VAIDHYASUBRAMANIAM SATHYA SARAN RAVI SHANKAR SHINIE ANTONY SADHGURU JAGGI VASUDEV MAGAZINE BUFFET PEOPLE WELLNESS BOOKS FOOD ART & CULTURE ENTERTAINMENT NEW DELHI SEPTEMBER 6 2020 SUNDAY PAGES 12 1 Bubble Maker PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) This personal safety device offers the user 360° protection against infectious agents or pollutants in the air around them. It is designed to mitigate the risk of airborne infections in close contact and closed environments such as hospitals, public transport and schools. The PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) shields the personal space of the user with a transparent bubble. “The device uses fan-assisted positive pressure technology to supply cool, purified air inside the bubble and filters exhaled air to prevent the wearer from infecting others as well,” says Dr Swapneil Parikh, co-founder, DIY. Health. PRO: One size fits all. Device doesn’t fog up. WHERE TO USE: Offices, crowded places PRICE: `10,000 Tech Tonic FIFTEEN INNOVATIONS THAT PROMISE TO CHANGE HEALTHCARE IN THESE TIMES OF CRISIS By BINDU GOPAL RAO M edical science is a war that never ends. Viruses mutate. New pathogens emerge from primeval forests. Bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Medical technology is changing by the minute. When Akshay Chaturvedi’s father had a variation in blood pressure, he reached out to his doctor immediately who ordered appropriate tests. “We saved 30 minutes because we had access to the best medi-tech right on his wrist—the GOQii Smart Vital. It’s by far the most amazing piece of medical technology I’ve ever seen that I’ve got it for my entire family says Delhi-based Akshay Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO at LeverageEdu. Brand ambassador and actor ,” Akshay Kumar donated the GOQii Smart Vital watch to Mumbai Police Covid-19 Frontline Heroes to monitor their vital parameters. As the world and India fight the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no better time than now to place priority on health innovation. Mind reading gadgets for the paralysed, a portable ultrasound gadget that could make the usual large machine redundant, medical malls, use of virtual reality in neuro-rehabilitation are some of the pioneering innovations redefining medical care. Shravya Shetty research lead, Google Health team, , built an AI system to diagnose lung cancer faster than traditional radiologists. After harnessing the power of technology with cutting-edge ideas on healthcare with smarter products and devices, the industry is on steroids. As the old adages ‘Health is wealth’ and ‘Prevention is better than cure’ make sense as never before, different organisations are striving to make a difference in sustaining life. 4 Desi Delight Shuddhi Basket 2 A Good Doze GOQii Smart Vital smartwatch This revolutionary device has an integrated Pulse Oximeter to measure the level of oxygen in blood with real time updates of variations. The smartwatch also measures blood pressure, pulse and 24x7 body temperature to assist in early detection and management of Covid-19. “Due to its unique features such as detecting sleep, steps, calories and heart rate, it gives users a glimpse into various parameters that reflect the health and fitness of individuals. It can be connected to a centralised dashboard that enables remote, continuous monitoring of a large user group with minimal intervention,” says Vishal Gondal, founder and CEO, GOQii. PRO: Easy to wear and available in colourful straps CON: Dashboard hasn’t been launched WHERE TO USE: Home, office, travel PRICE: `5,999 This made-in-India premium product using UVC light comes in two categories—one disinfects office and electronic equipment while another, household items such as groceries. “The baskets are handicraft products made of jute from Kolkata embedded with hi-tech chip systems manufactured in RIF and power labs in Delhi and Gurugram. They are foldable, lightweight and cost-effective, and are easily rechargeable using USB chargers,” says Purvi Roy, CEO and founder, Arista Vault. PRO: It is affordable, lightweight, foldable, easy to carry-and-use product with auto-off facility CON: It has to be unfolded and folded back with each use WHERE TO USE: Home, office PRICE: Starts from `2,999 3 Tiny Fighter Linc Pentonic Covid-19 Killer Linc Pen and Plastics Ltd has launched this pocket-sized finger-free touch device designed to avoid contact with surfaces such as elevator buttons, doorbells, card machines, ATM buttons, switches etc. The 70 percent ethanol-based ink of the marker sterilises the surfaces it touches. The pen nib self-sterilises after each use. The easy-to-carry, retractable tool has a push button that is perfect for one-handed use. It’s just 122mm long and 20mm wide, and built with a refillable cartridge. Deepak Jalan, managing director and CEO, Linc Pen and Plastics Ltd, says, “Driven by our sense of responsibility towards the health and wellbeing of society, we’ve created an avant-garde product that would contribute to the safety of people and touch the lives of all.” PRO: It can be used by the cashier to type in the bill amount, ensuring that no interpersonal contact takes place with the customer. WHERE TO USE: Home, office, travel PRICE: `150 5 Talkative Tech Augnito Voice to text in real time becomes a reality with Augnito, an accurate cloud-based software that guarantees error-free documentation. Safe, secure and scalable, it uses deep learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) trained in medical vocabulary Customised . text formatting preferences specific to context, using natural language voice commands and controls, is its USP. Co-designed by doctors and leading AI scientists, Augnito empowers healthcare providers by driving and amplifying Electronic Medical Records systems (EMR). “Its seamless voice automation can be incorporated at every step from radiology to OPD to progress to surgical notes to discharge summaries and lab reports,” says Rustom Lawyer, founder, Augnito. PRO: Augnito understands the entire medical vocabulary to enable doctors to get high quality reports at source, four times faster than typing which allows them to meet and give care to more patients CON: Available in English only. Regional language development in the pipeline. WHERE TO USE: Hospitals PRICE: Starts at `2,400 Play Misty For Me Globus ULV Disinfectant Fogger This state-of-the-art Disinfectant ULV Cold Fogger from Globus Infocom has proven highly effective in curtailing the scope of infection. It applies sanitiser and disinfectant liquid to high-touch areas to prevent cross contamination. “It generates a fog or mist formed by small Ultra Low Volume (ULV) droplets that remain in the air for several minutes after application. Studies have substantiated that droplets of smaller size are ideal for disinfecting and eliminating pathogens like coronavirus from surfaces. They can reach most inaccessible parts where conventional cleaning cannot,” says Kiran Dham, CEO, Globus Infocom Ltd. 6 PRO: This cold fogger uses 70 percent alcohol-based sanitiser, which can effectively reach large areas in the shortest time, and helps to break the chain of infection efficiently. WHERE TO USE: Office, crowded public spaces PRICE: `30,000-35,000 Turn to page 2
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