IIT Roorkee students develop ‘Dhadkan’ app for heart patients
New Delhi: A group of students at IIT Roorkee have developed a mobile application — Dhadkan — for monitoring the health of people suffering from heart ailments and provide them with medical assistance in case of emergency.
The application developed by Computational Biology group at IIT-Roorkee can automatically send notification to both the doctor and the patient, in case of any drastic changes in patients health data indicating the possibility of an imminent heart attack.
Explaining how the app works, Sharma said it collects patients data (at any desired interval) including blood pressure, heart rate, and weight, and transmits it to the authorised care-giver (a doctor, nurse or paramedic) who is linked to the patient during initial registration.
“It also provides for two-way communication between doctors and patients. In addition, patients can send ECG report(s) to the doctor (if needed). The app not only eliminates the need for manual monitoring of each patient by the doctor but also helps them in proactively recommending precautionary action during the treatment period,” he said.
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