Oct 9, 20203 min
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
A day before his 24th birthday, while returning from Germany, Mudit thought about the impact he had created in his lifetime.
Thus, he got in touch with his former colleague Gaurav Parchani to explore the healthcare sector. Realizing that ECG monitors and blood pressure monitors work only in contact with the body, they wanted to come up with something better.
They found that most devices do not have the capability to record stress, heart activity, and sleep cycles with 99 percent accuracy. Hence, they zeroed in on developing a health tracker that could work during sleep. This led to the birth of healthtech startup Dozee in 2015.
“With the intent of creating the most user-friendly health technology, we evaluated a lot of ideas. We wanted to create a technology that could be used by people across age groups, with varying degrees of technical expertise and healthcare know-how,” says Mudit.
“One day, after our first prototype showed good results, we went out to celebrate it. To protect the sheet from Pi, we kept it below the mattress. When we returned, we saw Pi sleeping above the mattress and we could see his heartbeat faintly in the signal. This is how we knew Dozee could go below the mattress too,” recalls Mudit.
Over time, they worked on it to improve its detection and accuracy. After five years of research in partnership with leading hospitals including NIMHANS and Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Bengaluru, Dozee was productized.
Today, Dozee claims to be India’s first contactless remote health monitoring startup. It tracks key vitals of the human body such as heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, sleep stages, stress-recovery, and more with a medical-grade 98.4 percent accuracy.
The contactless sensor placed under the mattress captures real-time body vitals without using any external wires. The sensor captures micro-vibrations produced by the body every time the heart pumps blood, during inhalation, exhalation, muscle twitches, tremors, and body movements.
According to the founders, Dozee today is being used by over 4,500 users at home to monitor their health continuously. “Our AI-powered early prediction algorithms have been life-saving in 70+ cases, predicting early cases of heart failure, tuberculosis, pneumonia, etc.,” he says.
The team is also working with 25+ hospitals and powering over 1,400 COVID-19 beds into step-down ICUs with its technology. The startup has so far monitored over 7,000 COVID patients in hospitals, leading to 30+ patients being transferred to ICUs on time.