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IIT MADRAS STARTUP GAINS 22 CRORE FUNDING TO LAUNCH COVID 19 DETECTION WATCH

With the widespread of COVID-19 Virus across the world, endangering the humankind “Muse wearables” comes with a proposal of wristwatch that will detect COVID-19 symptoms at an early stage. The project raises a fund of 22crores and they are planning to launch it in the market next month. They are planning to launch the tracker watch in around 70 countries.

The tracker will be Bluetooth-enabled and will be connected in the phone via Muse health App. The vital data and activity of the users will be stored in the phone as well as a remote server. Administrative access will also be given in containment areas for centralizing monitoring of people in the area of COVID-19 symptoms.

Whenever a person will enter into a COVID-19 containment zone, Aarogya Setu app will notify and warn them to take all necessary precautions needed to save themselves from the deadly virus.

Muse Wearables

Muse Wearable is a startup set up in 2016 by a group of IIT Madras alumnus group along with some NIT Warangal Alumnus in 2016.

The recent project by this startup has caught the attention of the world and lighted a lamp of hope to detect symptoms of COVID-19 at an early stage which will help prevent people from the danger of late detection of the virus and increase and will receive the treatment at earliest which will help people recover faster.

The wristwatch will have sensors that will measure and notify skin and body temperature, heart rate and blood oxygen saturation which can continuously check the functioning of the body for any sign of COVID-19 to help in diagnosing the virus at its earliest.

“Our main objective with this product is to facilitate the identification of patients who have COVID pneumonia sooner so that they can be treated more effectively,” said K Pratyusha of Muse wearable and graduate of NIT Warangal.

“With continuous temperature and SpO2 monitoring, we will be able to detect silent hypoxia (an early symptom of coronavirus infection even in asymptomatic patients) at an early stage. This will also help the general public for proactive health monitoring along with fitness tracking and sleep tracking,” added K Pratyusha.

There will be an option provided of Emergency alert (SOS) in case of any difficulty faced by the user in health and the alert will be raised when the body temperature will cross the threshold level. The app will also alert the user when the blood saturation will be too low or when there will be an up-down in heart rate. The app will also notify the user before entering into a containment zone.

The range of Wristwatch will vary somewhere around 3500 and will be available in the market from the very next month in 70 countries across the world. The funding raised by the startup will be used to launch the product in the market and to provide effective and efficient service by the wristwatch.

“We are targeting two lakh product sales this year with plans to achieve 10 lakh product sales by 2022 across the world. The investors believe in our innovations and believe that we can create a huge difference in the consumer tech space and we have been able to generate funding of 22 crores,” said Sai Prashant KLN, co-founder of muse wearables and an IIT Madras alumnus. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sai-prasanth-kln-890434b/