Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award 2015
- Cardiovascular diseases are predicted to be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020. Amidst the rising incidents of cardiac diseases – even among younger people – there is a pressing need to affordably, speedily and accurately monitor the heart health of Indians. Agatsa Software Pvt. Ltd. took on this great challenge and created a disruptive high-tech innovative solution for personal cardiac care – the ‘Sanket’ electrocardiogram (ECG) device. Sanket is a credit card-sized heart monitor, which acts like a portable ECG machine, making it possible to monitor the heart condition, making it as simple as monitoring the body temperature. The high-tech 3-lead ECG recorder connects to a smartphone wirelessly, and displays and records ECG graphs on a smartphone. The ECG report can be shared instantly with a doctor via e-mail, Bluetooth – or even via WhatsApp! The affordable device marks a dramatic shift in the way we approach cardiac care – doing away with expensive ECG machines, distant hospitals or laboratories, and skilled technicians. Sanket is all set to bring about a revolution in cardiac care and disrupt this space.