The Researchers at the Department of Biotechnology of IIT, Roorkee, have developed a a mobile app named, “Dhadkan” that can remotely monitor patients at risk of heart failure and can automatically establishes the two-way communication between doctors and patients, in case of any drastic changes in patient’s data indicating a possibility of imminent heart failure.
Somesh Chaturvedi, a fourth-year B.Tech Biotechnology student, and Shreya Srivastava a first-year PhD student, of the Computational Biology Laboratory, headed by Prof. Deepak Sharma, in collaboration with Prof Sandeep Seth and Gopichandran from AIIMS, New Delhi developed and designed the app.
As per the report, the team head Prof. Sharma, said, “The mobile app will be of immense help to patients who live in distant areas and cannot come at regular intervals to tertiary care hospitals.”
Prof. Sharma added, the app collects patient’s data (at any desired interval) related to blood pressure, heart rate and weight, and transmits it to the authorised professionals (a doctor, nurse or paramedic) who are linked to the patient during the initial registration. It will also help in the surveillance of incidence, prevalence and outcomes of heart failure.
The app not only eliminates the need for manual monitoring of each patient by the doctor but also helps them in proactively recommending
Dhadkan is available for free on Google Play for doctors and patients.