Flower

IIT Madras collaborates with Health Technology firms in ‘Digital Well-being Alliance’

by The Welthi Bureau | 5 JULY 2018

iit madras collaborates with health technology firms in digital well being alliance
 Image used for representational purpose only

Chennai, 4th July 2018: Indian Institute of Technology Madras is initiating an alliance called 'Digital Wellbeing Alliance' to deploy digital technologies with the objective of making Chennai the 'Digital Wellbeing Capital' of the World. It is intended to improve quality of life for healthcare providers and seekers; and to leverage India’s strength to enhance global health and wellness care.

 

The inauguration took place on 4th July 2018, at IITM by Dr. Ram D. Sriram, a renowned AI and healthcare expert. A workshop that followed the inaugural function included eminent speakers such as Prof. Amar Gupta from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dr. Julian Goldman from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Dr. Amit Sheth from Wright State University, Dr. Soundar Kumara from Penn State University, and Prof. D. Janakiram, IITM. A panel discussion in the workshop will be moderated by Dr. Vinod Abraham, professor and head of Community Health, CMC Vellore.

 

Prof M. Manivannan, Biomedical Engineering Group, Department of Applied Mechanics, IITM, one of those spearheading the initiative, spoke about the brainstorming session, emphasising its importance. The utilisation of technologies in the medical sector was discussed. This included a discussion on recording, storing, and analysis of medical records.

 

A dialogue took place on the interoperability of devices such as BP readers, glucometers, weighing machines, ECG machines, to build a single repository of information. The information could securely be stored in a blockchain, with patients, doctors or hospitals, and medical insurance agents being able to access data only relevant to them. Collected data can be analysed and interpreted by AI, and machine-learning algorithms could be used to predict the onset of certain diseases. Future workshops will discuss the logistics of the implementation of what was discussed, including the involvement of academic institutions, government bodies, hospitals, and medical device manufacturers.


 Disclaimer: Welthi.com does not guarantee any specific results as a result of the procedures mentioned here, and the results may vary from person to person. Read more
BRINNOVA – CUTTING EDGE TRANSITIONAL CARE IN HYDERABAD

BRINNOVA – CUTTING EDGE TRANSITIONAL CARE IN ...

Hyderabad is now host to a new health facility –...
The perfect diet plan to lose 4 -5 kg weight in 7days

The perfect diet plan to lose 4 -5 kg weight in 7...

The perfect diet plan to lose 4 -5 kg weight in 7d...
Mind your Back before it gives you pain

Mind your Back before it gives you pain

Back pain is a common problem that dispirits our l...
Maxi Vision Eye Hospital organized free health camps to mark world diabetes day

Maxi Vision Eye Hospital organized free health ...

Free health checkups conducted to patients ...
IIT Mandi team identifies dark regions in the proteins of Chikungunya Virus

IIT Mandi team identifies dark regions in the ...

Study may help understand the molecular basis of i...
Family Approach to Cope with Young Diabetics

Family Approach to Cope with Young Diabetics

World Diabetes Day is celebrated across the globe ...
World Stroke Day 29th Oct 2018

World Stroke Day 29th Oct 2018

A stroke is defined as an abrupt onset of a neurol...
Hyderabad Doctors successfully perform Asia's First Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement procedure

Hyderabad Doctors successfully perform Asia's ...

Only 40 such surgeries reported around the world...
SuVitas Launches Bangalore’s First Dedicated Transition Care Facility

SuVitas Launches Bangalore’s First Dedicated ...

Catering to a need for post critical care that has...
Itermittent Fasting: The How s and Why's

Itermittent Fasting: The How s and Why's

Intermittent Fasting is the latest global fitness ...
Our responsibility to our emotions

Our responsibility to our emotions

In this world, there are all kinds of people. Some...
Stop drowsing while driving

Stop drowsing while driving

A long spell of work or drive can lead to physical...