IIT-R de­vel­ops app for mon­i­tor­ing heart pa­tients

BioSpectrum (India) - - ACADEMIC NEWS -

Re­search stu­dents from In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (IIT) Roor­kee have de­vel­oped a mo­bile app that can re­motely mon­i­tor pa­tients at risk of heart fail­ure and pro­vide them with med­i­cal as­sis­tance. De­vel­oped by its Com­pu­ta­tional Bi­ol­ogy group, the ‘Dhad­kan’ app can au­to­mat­i­cally send no­ti­fi­ca­tions to both the doc­tor and the pa­tient, in case of any dras­tic changes in pa­tient’s data in­di­cat­ing possibility of im­mi­nent heart fail­ure. The app also pro­vides for two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween doc­tors and pa­tients. In ad­di­tion, pa­tients have the free­dom to send ECG re­ports to the doc­tor if needed. The app will be used for con­duct­ing a ran­dom­ized con­trol trial on 100 heart fail­ure pa­tients at AIIMS to val­i­date its util­ity and to sug­gest any new fea­tures that can be in­cor­po­rated.

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