GOQii enters the smart watch category with GOQii Smart Vital, with an integrated pulse oximeter to give real-time updates of variation in blood oxygen levels.
Priced in India at a MRP of Rs 5999/-, the device reportedly counts the Mumbai, Jalandhar and Nashik police as early users on the remote monitoring solution.
According to medical experts, COVID-19 patients are found to have lower oxygen rate, hence the device is crucial in diagnosing and monitoring COVID-19 symptoms. It is being pegged as the perfect combination of tracking body temperature and oxygen rate to help in immediate tracking of potential cases. The product also detects blood pressure, sleep, steps, calories and heart rate while keeping a check on step count and calories.
Already involved with several projects in the remote health monitoring space across the country, the company expects momentum to pick up significantly with the launch of Smart Vital. The smart-watch can be connected to a centralised dashboard that enables remote monitoring of a large user group. This monitoring is continuous and would require minimal user intervention.
According to a release, GOQii will also soon be launching a specialised application and dashboard to enable remote monitoring for COVID Care Centers and home quarantine solutions for housing societies.
GOQii has partnered with German health tech startup, Thryve, to conduct a clinical study for the early detection of COVID-19 infections based on data collected by its wearables. Thryve focuses on aggregation and analysis of health data generated by wearables, medical devices and other health data sources. The company is working with the German government on preventing COVID-19 spread through wearable devices.
Closer home, the company reportedly reached out to the police force when there were less than a 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in Maharashtra. The Mumbai, Jalandhar and Nashik Police as early users on the remote monitoring solution have been using the solution to ensure that frontline corona warriors are removed from the frontline on the first sign of infection and are provided timely healthcare interventions. With this launch, the company is expanding the solution to allow for remote monitoring for those in home quarantine.
Explaining the use of the device Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO, GOQii said, “The moment you detect temperature changes coupled with low blood oxygen levels, you know you have to contact your healthcare provider and get tested”.
“The GOQii Vital 3.0 was handed over to Mumbai, Jalandhar and Nashik police, and we have seen the impact it has had on our police force. It helped them in quick detection and isolation thus ensuring that the virus does not spread. Using such devices will eventually become a necessity as we are slowly gearing to resume normal life”, said actor Akshay Kumar at the launch of GOQii Smart Vital.
GOQii Smart Vital will be available for order from the GOQii App and will be soon available on online platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. The company release cautions that it is only a screening device and not a medical device. It is recommended that it be used for screening purposes only. All data collected by GOQii is subjected to HIPAA, GDPR and relevant data privacy guidelines.