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Millions of people are going through the emotional challenge and stigma associated with stammering and speech impairment. With the current speech therapy solutions being expensive, prone to relapse and inaccessible (only less than 1% of people in India having access to speech therapy), the team came up with a mobile app which acts as a personalized digital coach for the stutter that is both affordable and scalable. Ideas drive innovation, but when personal experiences also fuel the vision, relatability and compassion get added to the mix, and what you have is a winner. Two of the co-founders struggled with stammering from childhood and built the AI-powered speech therapy application to address the unmet need and create a huge societal impact.
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The rapid testing ASSURED kit detects the three most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases - Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue - on the 1st day of symptoms with a single blood sample, in less than 15 minutes. It uses vertical flow technology to improve sensitivity and recombinant designed antigens improving specificity, minimizing the chances of false results.
OmniPD is a portable peritoneal dialysis cycler that empowers renal patients to execute dialysis anytime, anywhere. This cloud based patient management system connects patients with their caretakers and doctors, stores dialysis data, and sends alerts for better preventive care.
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As per WHO, globally 7000 newborns die every day and 500,000 per year are from India. 50% of these deaths are due to preterm birth and asphyxia. Prevalence of these conditions can be reduced by regular fetal monitoring from the 24th week of pregnancy and during labor. To combat this issue, team CareMother came up with an idea of an AI powered portable, wireless and smartphone based fetal monitor that can help make accurate diagnosis of the babies' health and improve healthcare outcomes for millions of expecting mothers.
Based on AI, Medprime Technologies is looking at solving the problem of making diagnostics lab scanning easily accessible for a huge population like India’s. A digital microscopy machine that can help perform multiple functions of a diagnostic lab as whole slide scanning, AI-powered sample analysis, and remote microscopy. Striving to make a difference to the Indian healthcare ecosystem and focusing on the challenge of improving accessibility to the larger population, Medprime’s main focus is on the overall improvement of healthcare by developing new technologies that can be beneficial to all.
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India has 12 million blind people, 1/3rd of the world’s blind population, with little or no access to assistive technologies, which leads them to live a life of dependency. This is also a cause of unemployment among them and a low quality of life. To address these grass root level needs of the visually impaired, India Vision has designed a Smart Cap that can process images of text, face, object and scene etc. for the user describing them using speakers or headphones. An idea that can have a large societal impact by solving employability challenges for visually impaired, ‘Bindu Smart Cap’ looks at breaking the stereotypes and providing a sustainable life for the visually impaired....
Predible aims to bridge the shortage of expertise in radiology interpretation for lung and respiratory care. Acute shortage of thoracic radiologists often leads to misdiagnosis among 100M+ respiratory patients. 20-30% of early lung cancers are missed; median time to diagnosis for ILD is 11 months. Through LungIQ, the team aims to use artificial intelligence on chest scan images to diagnose lung cancer, Covid-19 and other lung related diseases quickly and accurately....
The Pulse Active Stations Network is a connected network of IoT-based Smart kiosks known as the Pulse Active Stations. Each Pulse Active Station generates a report with over 21 body parameters and risk indicators for 12 lifestyle diseases and is placed in a public area with high footfall such as Malls, Hospitals, Stations and other centers for the convenience of the user. The thought of applying AI and interconnecting these kiosks through the power of the internet will only magnify the impact it can have on a large population like India's by creating self-awareness and driving preventive healthcare....
The ZS PRIZE awards ceremony for the inaugural edition was the culmination of a very keenly contested healthcare challenge where over 33,000 of the brightest talent in India registered and 2,900 submitted healthcare ideas.
After rigorous scrutiny, 20 teams were shortlisted for further mentoring by experts in ZS and the industry. A final shortlist of 8 were mentored by experts in ZS, and renowned clinicians to pitch their ideas to the eminent ZS PRIZE jury. Watch the ZS PRIZE awards ceremony for the inaugural edition here to be inspired by the 8 finalists and celebrate the winners.