Millions of people go 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 have access to speech therapy), the team came up with a mobile app which acts as a personalized digital coach for those with a stutter that is affordable and scalable. The idea was built from the team's personal experience, which is a clear differentiator and is addressing an unmet need that has a huge societal impact.

Malaria, Dengue, and Chikungunya are highly prevalent diseases in India and there is huge inefficiency in the timely detection of the exact disease for several reasons. The rapid testing kit or single diagnostic device that the team are developing has a huge market need and can detect accurately and differentiate between mosquito borne diseases like Malaria, Chikungunya, and Dengue. The way they channelized their personal loss into a source of energy for innovating such a novel solution that can have a nationwide impact is commendable. Their device is affordable and easy to use even in the rural areas.

In India, millions of patients go through dialysis and are dependent on hospitals to get the treatment and need to travel quite a bit to get the dialysis. To combat this and provide easy accessibility to such patients, Padmaseetha Technologies have worked on a simple, safe, anytime/anywhere mobile peritoneal dialysis device, OmniPD. The portable dialysis cycler along with a smartphone-based patient management system that stores data, analyzes and sends alerts for better preventive care. It will ensure that patients with dialysis needs and their families can perform dialysis with ease at their convenience. It is an extremely novel idea and given that 17% of the global diabetes population resides in India.

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.

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.