Mumbai: GOQii, the smart-tech-enabled preventive healthcare platform, has been on overdrive to release solutions to monitor and track critical body vitals and manage chronic conditions. The mobile application and fitness bands are used in unison to screen and prevent diseases and disorders outside of the clinical setting. In a positive step towards quality assurance, GOQii has received medical device registration for the GOQii Smart Vital, Vital 3.0 and Vital ECG from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which is the national regulatory body for Indian pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
GOQii’s healthcare services are designed to monitor key vital parameters as a means to screen and prevent a range of diseases and disorders. The company integrates wearable technologies into its service ecosystem. The technology is intended for the qualitative detection of various health issues. The data generated from the fitness tracker can be shared in complete with personal health coaches and doctors digitally. The health coach and doctor can then provide health and lifestyle advice based on the generated data thereby enabling users to improve their health in meaningful ways.
Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO, GOQii, “The virtues of the preventive approach to healthcare cannot be overstated. The challenge with preventive medicine is that people lack tools that provide detailed data snapshots of their current health. GOQii aims to change this with its wearable integrated approach to healthcare delivery and service. This technology has the potential to positively impact long-term patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Due to the convenience of wearable technology people who used to get their vitals checked once a year are now monitoring their parameters several times a week.”
Wearable technology presents many compelling opportunities for improving healthcare. The use of wearables can enable healthcare consumers to analyze their biomarkers, receive digital coaching services, and benefit from their insurance plans. It also enables the medical community to use biomarker analysis in remote prognosis and treatment. The technology will lead to paradigm shifts in the healthcare industry from a ‘sick-care’ model to a preventive or wellness-based model. Hundreds of thousands of patients with challenging lifestyle conditions like NAFLD, diabetes, and hypertension, have already improved their outcomes from the company’s digital coaching services. These are delivered in partnership with third-party pharmaceutical partners.
It is clear that the next wave of healthcare innovation will likely come from digital therapeutics and software-based treatments. “We would like to commend the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the CDSCO for their proactive measures to regulate this area. The work of these regulatory entities will lead to profound benefits to the end-consumers in the healthcare sector, especially with regard to treatment accessibility and affordability” added Vishal Gondal
When discussing wearable technology, along with measurement accuracy the technology needs to have a strong data security architecture. Healthcare technology firms have to exercise significant care when collecting, processing, and storing personal health data. While sharing health data may be the key for medical innovations that transform patient care, GOQii understands the same needs to be handled with integrity and responsibility.
Wearable technology has the potential to transform healthcare and healthcare research by enabling accessible, continuous, and longitudinal health monitoring. GOQii has partnered with K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre for a seminal clinical study on the use of advanced wearable technology to provide doctors and medical staff with detailed health data on each COVID-19 patient under their care in real-time. The initial results of the study are promising, and an absolute focus has been laid upon the accuracy of the device.
In line with the Government of India’s push towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, GOQii is also making strides towards moving its manufacturing base to India. The company has already shifted some assembly activities to India. However, with the launch of several medical device manufacturing hubs across India and the incentives being offered in them – the company is hoping to move its complete manufacturing activities to India within the next 12 to 18 months.
GOQii is also piloting the technology for its use as a remote health monitoring tool. The company is already working with civic bodies, police departments, production houses, and multinational companies to provide end-to-end remote health monitoring services. GOQii has over half a decade of experience in the internet of health and leverages this to deliver exceptional health monitoring solutions. In this new paradigm, consumers and organizations are trusting GOQii as their first layer of protection against the coronavirus with the company’s wearable integrated remote monitoring solution.