GOOD HEALTH IS NOW IN YOUR POCKET
Sanket is a platform comprising of pocket ECG recorder, Sanket Life App and Sanket Cloud. Sanket device acquires 12-lead ECG just by touching the sensors (which means no leads, no gel or electrodes are required). Sanket Life app displays, creates and shares report of 12-lead ECG on any smartphone via Sanket services like instant ECG interpretation services and Cloud service with big data analysis. Sanket is the world’s smallest, leadless, wireless credit card-sized ECG monitor.
Using their innovative and unique ECG device, users can easily monitor and log their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels or get doctor opinion from Regular Paper ECG. It’s the only device and app that can perform 12-lead ECG check. The ECG data is kept on the phone and can be instantly sent to a cardiologist/doctor for interpretation and review. Besides the heart rate monitoring, the device and app can also follow and monitor stress levels and get ECG reviewed.
Sanket has proved impact on rural lives in the state of Tripura by providing low-cost cardiac care at state-run PHCs.
DISCUSSING THE UNDISCUSSED
CREA, in partnership with Gram Vaani, TARSHI and Gurgaon ki Awaaz has launched a mobile phone-based info-line called Kahi Ankahi Baatein (Speaking the Unsaid).
This mobile-based technology uses Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) to disseminate essential rights-based information on different themes of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). In the Pilot Phase, the info-line covered seven thematic areas, covering menstruation, relationships, contraception, consent, violence, youth and disability.
The IVRS system is based on a missed call alert system. To keep the service free of cost, the server disconnects the call and the system dials back. When the caller receives the call, she/he hears the introductory comments and a jingle that introduces the mobile phone info-line and its contents, including directions on how to use IVRS.
A round-the-clock mobile-based technology, this service overcomes the limitations of time and distance and has the potential of reaching out to a diverse range of audience, overcoming the barriers of geographical location, age, class and accessibility.
Through IVRS technology, info-line has been able to reach out to some of the most remote and rural Hindi speaking districts of the country and it has led to a significant outreach among the transgender community and disabled people who have traditionally been marginalised from receiving SRHR-related information. The results from a survey conducted by CREA show that about 2 per cent of the listeners were transgenders.
A COMPANION FOR EXPECTING MOTHERS
Aponjon Shogorbha (Aponjon Pregnancy) is the first mobile app in Bangla, with the most comprehensive collection of information for expecting mothers. The app helps expecting mothers to receive weekly information on development and status of her health as well as of the growing foetus in her womb.
The app further provides other general health information and useful tools such as the EDD calculator, event calendar, task manager, food chart generator, pregnancy weight gain tracker, baby kick tracker, a personal journal and Aponjon doctors’ line quick access.
The app helps an expecting mother get information on the development and conditions of the expecting mother and her child. It calculates the expected date of delivery of the child and full calendar and task manager for all the tasks she needs to take care of during pregnancy. This also provides an ideal daily food chart or option to create multiple food charts and tool to calculate, evaluate and track her weight gain in different stages of pregnancy.
In other to access this plethora of information services, the user simply needs to download and install the app, and create a personal profile. Once the app is installed, the user can go online once a week to download updated content and sync information with the server.
The app is a perfect companion for any expecting mother. The app comes ready with just the right tools to stay healthy during pregnancy and ensure proper health of her to-be-born child.