Smart India Hackathon 2018

Ministry : Ministry of AYUSH
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Problem Statment(s) : 6
Sector : Health & Social Welfare
Category : hardware
Priority : high

There has been resurgence in use of Ayurvedic, Unani, Homoeopathy and Siddha medicines throughout globe. With increase in consumption, reports of side effects are also surfacing. With Pharmacovigilance programme in place, reporting of adverse events of these drugs need to be ensured. However, the process of reporting is manual and cumbersome. We require a mobile based app that makes the reporting of adverse events easy and that could be submitted ahead for further analysis of the obtained data.

Sector : Health & Social Welfare
Category : hardware
Priority : high

Many of the therapeutic actions of Ayurvedic medicines are explained by the taste of the medicine / herb. For example, Guduchi – Indian Tinospora acts as anti-fever herb, because of its bitter taste. So, taste in Ayurveda is not only meant for explain it as a feature, but it is also a tool to explain pharmacology (how a medicine acts). Hence there is a need a bio equipment which could access the taste of the Drug/Food.

An conversion scale which would convert the scaled mentioned in Ayurveda into modern day measures. Table of metric equivalents of weights and measures, linear measures and measurement of time used in the Ayurvedic classics have been approved by the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia committee in consultation with Indian Standards Institution.

Sector : Health & Social Welfare
Category : hardware
Priority : high

Currently, blood glucose and haemoglobin can only be monitored through the use of invasive techniques. The risk of infection and measurement inaccuracy are present with all of the invasive techniques. In addition, discomfort also caused by the invasive method. A truly non-invasive glucose and haemoglobin-sensing device could avoid complications of diabetes and anemia. Non-invasive monitoring of blood glucose offers many advantages, which avoid pain and discomfort from frequent finger-pricking.