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Contactless Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solutions Dozee has launched Dozee Pro, a Contactless Vitals Monitor for hospitals.

The Dozee Pro features an AI-powered triaging system that converts any bed into a step-down ICU in under 2 minutes and enables remote monitoring of patients outside of the ICU, a release said.

Dozee is seeing an increased adoption of its new RPM solution with over 70 hospitals across India partnering with the startup in less than 3 months.

It has deployed 4000 devices in hospitals to monitor patients continuously and to help them enhance patient care and clinical outcomes. Dozee has monitored over 16,000 patients, helping save the lives of more than 250 by early identification of risk and health deterioration.

The company expects to partner with more than 500 hospitals and monitor an additional 2,00,000 patients in the next 12 months.

Dozee Pro enables the continuous (more than 100 times per hour) and accurate monitoring of a patient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, and other clinical parameters like sleep apnea, myocardial performance metrics without coming in contact with the patient.

It comes with an industrial grade contactless sensor, communication pod and cloud-based patient monitoring tool with an AI-powered triaging system which captures real-time body vitals, and provides round the clock monitoring for patients who were previously manually monitored only every couple of hours, the release added.

The Dozee Pro also features an extensible platform where it integrates with other devices such as SPO2 sensor, ECG and temperature sensor to provide the entire suite of vitals parameters including oxygen saturation, body temperature and ECG.

It captures 250 data samples per second and gives a reading every 30 seconds.

Made in India, Dozee Pro has been launched with a 98.4% medical grade accuracy after successful clinical trials conducted with over 1000 subjects at NIMHANS and Sri Jayadeva Institute. Apart from its use in hospitals, Dozee Pro also allows healthcare providers to remotely monitor patients’ vital signs, receive updates and deterioration alerts from home and other care settings outside the hospital.

Dozee CEO and Cofounder said Mudit Dandwate said, “Remote Patient Monitoring is rapidly becoming a way for hospitals and healthcare providers to deliver an enhanced level of quality patient care through the pandemic and beyond.”

From COVID-19 patient care, to post-surgical follow-up, to ongoing care management for patients with chronic illness, Dozee has been helping doctors and hospitals with clinical-grade technology to provide quality of care safely and at scale.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to fore both the challenges and the opportunities of the healthcare sector in India. The country has 2 million hospital beds and only 100,000 ICU beds. Coupled with the shortage of trained nursing staff, it is impossible to keep an active watch on the health of all the patients continuously, especially outside the ICU.

Currently, there aren’t many low cost, easy to deploy solutions which help the hospitals monitor patients in wards. Even today, nurses manually visit patients every couple of hours to measure the vitals. Without continuous monitoring, any deterioration in a patient’s health can go unnoticed and lead to complications. Even though RPM has been in use in other countries, in India it is still at a nascent stage.

According to reports, the Global Remote Patient Monitoring Market is expected to be valued at $2.14 Billion in 2027 from $ 786.4 Million in 2019, registering a CAGR of 14.1% through the forecast period. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed healthcare practitioners towards remote patient monitoring technologies in India and also globally.

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