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Heart Health in a Heartbeat!

MUSEinc, a two-year old Bangalore-based startup, has created a digital stethoscope called Taal (rhythm) which has a processor that automates calculation of the heart rate. The device also records sounds from other parts of the body such as the lungs, and it has modes to switch between heart sounds and other internal sounds.

On simply placing it on the chest, Taal creates a graphical representation of heart waves on a mobile phone which users can forward to doctors. A patient does not need training to understand what he/she is hearing from the earplugs of the stethoscope.

Taal Digital Stethoscope

Priced at $50, Taal is 3D printed. Its innovators use and produce open-source technologies to improve effective diagnostics at an affordable cost, says the Economic Times.


October 20, 2016   No Comments

Henry Ford Health System Debuts in India

Michigan-based Henry Ford Health System signed a 20-year technology licensing arrangement with Pearl Human Care Pvt. Ltd., that is putting up a super-specialty hospital in Vellore, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The company is also looking at India for similar tie-ups with green and brown field hospital projects.

Henry Ford Health System logo

“We are looking at licensing our technologies to existing hospitals in India. We are also in talks with others in India for licensing tie-ups,” said Marck Coticchia, vice president and Chief Information Officer at Henry Ford health System, who added that the focus will be on bringing high quality healthcare at affordable costs, reports the Economic Times.




October 17, 2016   No Comments

Huawei Launches its Smartphone Made in India

Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications firm Huawei launched the Honor Holly 3, a smartphone the company has made in India for the first time, reports Mashable.

Priced at $150, the phone is equipped with a 5.5-inch full-HD display and carries a 3,100mAh battery. It also comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel selfie shooter. It has a Kirin 620 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Huawei Honor Smartphone


October 14, 2016   No Comments

Graftobian Professional Makeup Launches in India

Family run, U.S. manufacturing business based in Madison, Wisconsin, Graftobian Makeup Company has given exclusive rights to India’s Tri-Star Products Pvt. Ltd., to market and distribute its products in the country.

Sandeep Jain, director, of Tri-Star, said, “In the first phase we will be marketing the products in Delhi/NCR region including few cities in North India for which 4 channel partners have been appointed. In Phase II, products will be launched in West, followed by South and East. So we estimate that in the next 6-8 months Graftobian products shall be available in all the metros of the country.”

Graftobian Products

Graftobian has over 1,000 makeup products which are used by professionals in production centers on some of the most recognized faces in the world. Graftobian in India will be available for stores, salons, professionals as well as individuals, reports Beauty News India.


October 6, 2016   No Comments

John Hopkins Alumni Create Telemedicine App for Rural India

Intelehealth started as a four-person team project at a Master’s Program at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. The students involved created an app that lets health workers in rural communities where doctors are not available, to act as a proxy for them.

CNN Money reports that when a patient arrives at a clinic, a health worker uses Intelehealth to create a record with demographic and personal data, the issues a patient is having, along with photos.  CEO Neha Goel says that the company has built data collection protocols for 80% of conditions that are prevalent in rural communities.


The patient summary is then sent to an offsite Indian doctor, often a retired physician, who makes a diagnosis and sends it back to the clinic with a prescription or referral for further care.  Some of the patient data is anonymized and used for research.

The advantage of Intelehealth’s Android app is that it can operate on low bandwidth. It is currently in beta and will launch officially in two months.

October 4, 2016   No Comments