AI and Internet of Medical Things (IoMT): Changing India’s Healthcare System for the Better

By April 29, 2020 HealthTech, India

With healthcare as a focus sector in our Next Step India program, we take a closer look into the key technologies transforming India’s healthcare for the better.

In their article, #thinkIndia outlines how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) helps improve the cost, efficiency, and accessibility in India’s current healthcare system:


  • Breast Cancer Screening: AI- based cancer screening software, using machine learning intelligence over thermographic images, detects breast cancer at an earlier stage — compared to even traditional diagnostic methods — and is low-cost, easy to operate, and portable.


  • Portable X-Rays: India is one of the largest countries to house tuberculosis, and as a result many tuberculosis cases go untreated because the vast majority of them are located in underserved rural areas, making detection and treatment inaccessible. Fortunately, a Delhi-NCR hospital, in association with the Government of Haryana, is utilizing mobile vans to perform digital X-rays, processed by AI.


  • Internet of Medical Things (IoMT): allows technology to be used in a clinical and non-clinical settings, and India has started to integrate IoMT into their own hospitals and medical equipment.


  • Smart Ambulance: These sensors provide a patient’s vitals in real time to a healthcare cloud ecosystem where physicians are able to analyze vitals and prepare for treatment before the patient reaches the hospital — saving time and saving lives.

Read more in #thinkIndia article link here


About #thinkIndia and Brand Capital 

With the widest coverage in one of the fastest growing consumer economies, The Times Group, India’s #1 media conglomerate, has a consumer reach of over 700 million Indians every month through its 360- degree media reach. Its media spans across print, radio, digital, television and outdoor properties in the vast Indian market thereby offering exponential growth opportunities for companies globally.

Brand Capital International, the strategic investment arm of The Times Group, provides access to mentors, industry and brand experts, talent pool, network resources and strategic connects. We identify new growth stage companies and help strategically navigate the opportunity-rich Indian market, to reap the highest returns. Brand Capital International has pioneered the launch of the #thinkIndia initiative which provides access to thought-provoking content, industry expertise, legal reports and other India-related intellectual capital to support growth stage companies looking to enter the large Indian consumer market.



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