Hyderabad: The graduation ceremony of the one-year healthcare entrepreneurship programme of IIT-Hyderabad provided an opportunity to participants to unveil innovative designs and showcase their efficacy in real world conditions.
Smart Baby vital monitor developed by start-up Nemo Healthcare and Arm re-trainers developed by another start-up Arm-Able for those suffering from stroke were among the first products that were presented by the first batch of graduating fellows from the programme.
Some of the other ideas that were part of the graduation pitch included a device for peritoneal dialysis and an exoskeleton for helping those with immobilised legs.
“We are leading the way in entrepreneurship with three focused incubators in the areas of technology, healthcare and fabless chip design,” said Director, IIT Hyderabad, UB Desai.
Co-Heads at the Centre for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, Renu John and Mohan Raghavan said that the Entrepreneurship Programme involved intense and rigorous process of identifying market gaps and inventing solutions to plug the holes.
Pratyusha Pareddy and Manoj Sankar, Co-founders of Nemo Healthcare who had developed a smart baby monitor said that they had to spend long hours in the neonatal ICUs just to come up the device that continuously monitors vital signs of the infant.
Leading experts from government organisations, academia, medical device industry, start-ups and healthcare providers were present.