Dozee is a contactless health monitoring startup that works on a technology called Ballistocardiography (BCG). BCG is a non-invasive method to track vibrations from every heartbeat or respiration or even the smallest of body movements.
Exclusively designed and manufactured in India, Dozee can monitor vital parameters like heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, sleep stages, stress-recovery, and more. The company claims to have a medical-grade 98.4 per cent accuracy.
The contactless sensor, placed under the mattress while sleeping captures real-time body vitals without using any external wires or touching the user’s body.
It is being used by over 30 healthcare institutes, including Kauvery Hospital, IGMC Nagpur, ILS Kolkata, Chengalpattu Medical College, Kingsway Hospital, and the Ministry of Ayush.
Dozee, the brainchild of IIT graduates Mudit Dandwate and Gaurav Parchani has been productized after five years of deep research conducted in partnership with leading hospitals, notably NIMHANS and Sri Jayadeva Institute.
Dantwate, CEO and Co-founder at Dozee spoke to HealthWire and explained every aspect of Dozee and how it is changing people’s life for the better. Here are the excerpts of the interaction.
How Exactly Dozee Works
Dozee is India’s First Contactless Remote Health Monitoring Startup. Exclusively designed & manufactured in India, 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% 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.
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 in 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.
How It Can Avert Heart Attacks?
Regular monitoring of health can go a long way in the prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases. Dozee goes into the depths of every heart valve opening and closing, enabling it to screen for risks of heart failure years in advance. Dozee detects minute cardiac contractions, including closing and opening of aortic and mitral values.
This enables it to screen users for reduced ejection fraction and heart failure through indicators like Myocardial Performance Index (MPI). Dozee has been validated against Echocardiograph recordings at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research (SJICR) which is the gold standard.
Continuous heartbeat monitoring, powered by AI algorithms helps in the early detection of any incoming deterioration. Dozee creates a healthy baseline for every individual. This early detection has helped in the early detection of heart failure in multiple cases.
Timely Detection With Dozee Has Proven Life-Saving In 70+ Cases
Cardiac death is largely preventable if patients with a heart condition/attack get treatment in time. Early detection, diagnosis and management of these cases can help in bringing down the burden of heart attacks. Continued and consistent monitoring of vitals leads to early detection of future conditions.
Dozee placed under the mattress continuously collects data while the patient is in bed and the system alerts healthcare professionals if rates change, indicating patient deterioration. Patients with remote monitoring devices have a probability of survival that is nearly two and a half times greater than those without it.
Timely detection with Dozee has proven life-saving in 70+ cases. This includes an elderly woman living alone in Bengaluru. Her grandson, who had put Dozee under her mattress, got an alert of a falling heartbeat. On consultation with the doctor, it was found that she needed a cardiac pacemaker to set things right. Further delay would have proven catastrophic.
Dozee has similar success stories in hospital settings, where patients have been shifted to ICU timely due to alerts raised.
The Device Is Easy To Operate
Dozee is one of the easiest to use healthcare devices available in the market. A user just needs to set it up once, post which all they have to do is sleep normally and the device will do the rest.
It does not require an expert or technician to set it up or use. All of this actional and vital data is accessible to the clinician/caretaker for better, personalised and proactive care on the mobile phone through an app
For setting up the device – all you need to do once you have the device is just create an account on the Dozee app, power up the device, place the device under the mattress, connect it to your home WiFi. Now dozee will track your health every time you occupy a bed.
We have Dozee being used by even older parents who live all alone in tier 2 cities in India – which shows the ease of use Dozee ensures. There is no maintenance required for the product.