Start-up Medaino develops home health monitoring device
February 14, 2017
After three years development, Indian company Medaino is ready to launch its Home (for hands on monitoring equipment) device to the market. It makes it possible to monitor health indicators – including ECG patterns, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, haemoglobin content and body temperature – all from home.
“Home is comfort,” said Shubham Agarwal, one of the product’s inventors. “At the end of a long day, home is the place that gives rejuvenation. But, when a person must closely monitor their health, they often have to choose between quality medical care and the privilege of being home.”
Medaino Home uses infra-red spectroscopy technology to make using the device a painless process with no needles.
“It’s like having a nurse on duty around the clock,” said Agarwal. “This level of health monitoring has never before been available to the layperson.”
During the research and development phase, the developers took into consideration the need for the device to be user-friendly. Beta testing results last year from more than 500 users are said to have reflected the device’s efficiency, reliability and ease of use.
“We understand that our customers are likely using the Home in order to retain their independence,” said Agarwal. “That’s why we made sure that the device, as well as the results from the device, are very user friendly.”
It’s 1100mAh rechargeable battery requires charging every three months.
The scanned health data from the Home device are transferred to the user’s iOS or Android smartphone app, which analyses the data and alerts the user when there is a medical problem. This allows not only the user but anyone connected via the app to monitor their own or a loved one’s health from anywhere in the world.
“We like to think of the Home as a device that provides accurate health monitoring with love,” said Agarwal.
Medaino Healthcare is a team of innovators, including experts in medical signals, embedded electronics engineering, and consumer product development and manufacturing. For the past three years, this team of professionals has been working together, with formal research and development beginning in August 2015. The Home prototype was completed, and beta testing began in 2016.
The official launch will follow an on-going crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo and it is now ready for pre-order. The company is estimating that shipments will start in May this year.