Prakash (Name Changed) was driving to work on a Wednesday morning. A senior executive in an Ad agency Prakash was not new to stress and deadlines. He was stuck in a jam in the peak hour but his mind was somewhere else. The week had been a rough one with 3 client deliverables due and he was already struggling to meet them. As he was sitting there planning his day, he felt his head spin and he could not see very clearly. He blinked his eyes and rubbed his eye lids hoping it was just dryness in his contact lenses due to the car AC. Soon he was having difficulty in breathing. Nauseous, he rolled down his windows and tried to loosen his shirt. Soon he was sweating profusely and there was shooting pain through his temples. Prakash knew he was in trouble but had the common sense to call out to the car next to him for help. A passerby notified the traffic police and a good Samaritan rung up the ambulance service. Prakash had little recollection of what happened next but soon he was saved in time due to the timeliness of the call and the emergency services who rushed him to hospital in time.
Recently I wrote about how Internet of Things or IoT can change the face of the healthcare in India. As I have reiterated in the past we have a unique opportunity to create a model that will provide healthcare to 1.25 billion people. No other country has this chance and we have to grab it with both hands.
Now I came across this start up in Bangalore that is using Internet of Things to develop a platform for preventive health. I am yet to research more or speak to someone there, but was very intrigued by this product. The name of the startup is Cooey and the product is Cooey Smart Blood Pressure Arm Monitor is an easy-to-use smart home blood pressure monitoring device. According to Gartner there are going to be more than 21 billion connected devices by 2020 and I think these devices would be the key to maintaining health in India. I believe personal health care management would be the base of the new proposed healthcare model.
This particular device is available on Flipkart and you can use this link to buy the product. I am planning to do so next week and will be writing a review on my experience. So you might want to wait for my review before buying. If you have already used this device would love to hear about your feedback.
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