Dozee raises Rs12.5 crore to accelerate adoption of contactless remote health monitoring solution for home, hospitals
Hospitals are reportedly using Dozee to convert any bed into a step down ICU to continuously monitor a patient’s cardiac and respiratory cycles, and notify the care team of any abnormalities that may be detected before it becomes critical
Dozee, reportedly India’s first contactless remote health monitoring startup, has raised Rs 12.5 crore from Prime Venture Partners, YourNest Venture Capital and 3one4 Capital. Exclusively designed and manufactured in India, Dozee is already seeing a strong adoption for remote patient care, both in hospitals and at home. The startup will use the fresh capital to expand market outreach and bring real-time vitals monitoring at the forefront of digital healthcare in India. Dozee will also use the funds to enhance product capabilities, complete FDA and other global certifications, and enhance user experience for both physicians and patients.
Dozee, the brainchild of IIT graduates Mudit Dandwate and Gaurav Parchani has been productised after five years of deep research conducted in partnership with leading hospitals, notably NIMHANS and Sri Jayadeva Institute.
As per a release, Dozee is already being used by over 30 healthcare institutes, including Kauvery Hospital, IGMC Nagpur, ILS Kolkata, Chengalpattu Medical College, Kingsway Hospital, and Ministry of Ayush. Retail consumers are using Dozee in over 1000 homes to monitor the elderly and more than hundreds of people are using Dozee to keep track of their own health for chronic conditions. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, over 1200 Dozees have been deployed in over 20 quarantine centres across eight states. Dozee has so far monitored over 4000 COVID-19 patients in institutional settings, saving more than 6000 nursing hours.
Dozee 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 per cent accuracy. The contactless sensor, placed under the mattress captures real-time body vitals without using any external wires or touching the user’s body. The sensor captures micro-vibrations produced by the body every time the heart pumps blood, during inhalation, exhalation, muscle twitches, tremors and body movements. An AI-powered, early warning system then converts these signals into biomarkers and uses the data to present an analysis of the patient’s health through a smartphone app, for retail users.
Hospitals are reportedly using Dozee to convert any bed into a step down ICU to continuously monitor a patient’s cardiac and respiratory cycles, and notify the care team of any abnormalities that may be detected before it becomes critical. Doctors and healthcare teams can monitor the heart and respiratory health of their patients in a single screen on the Sens Health Platform. The doctor can optimise and focus on critical patients and set personalised and custom alerts to detect any abnormality in the vital parameters.
Dozee works on a technology called Ballistocardiography (BCG), a non-invasive method that tracks vibrations from every heartbeat, respiration and smallest of body movements. Dozee has built a proprietary advanced health intelligence system that extracts biomarkers and vital parameters from the noisy vibration data captured by the sensors. The AI system helps is identifying health deterioration through abnormalities across all vital parameters Dozee measures. In many cases, the AI system has successfully predicted early health deterioration in conditions ranging from fever to heart failure, even before the patient could see the symptoms.