Each of the top two finalists will win $20,000 cash prize
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, has created a digital health system to cater to the needs of rural India.
The innovation has been accepted by Charm Health Innovation Challenge, a competition and platform for innovators and entrepreneurs in the digital health space, carrying a cash prize of $20,000 for each of the top two finalists.
As part of this challenge, the students will get an opportunity to showcase their applications on the global platform and compete along with other innovators.
A PhD student of IIT Guwahati, Mitali Basak, along with Shirsendu Mitra, have participated with their innovation under the category of Student Innovators and submitted an idea of a benchtop digital setup integrated with an algorithm to record body temperature, pulse rate, eye and tongue analysis of a patient remotely. The device was developed keeping in mind with the COVID-19 norms where the patients are unable to reach out to the doctors physically. The prototype is expected to be ready within a few months.
The Charm Health Innovation challenge is organised by two US-based organisations — Charm Health and iValley. It is an annual event that gives opportunities to working professionals, students and other researchers to showcase their innovations and gain help to bring their products to viable markets.
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