Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization

Perkant Tech Private Limited

What is the name of your solution?

Abhay Parimiti

Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

Revolutionizing healthcare access with a portable, IoT-enabled, One Tap Health Screening System for swift, contactless, and comprehensive primary health assessments.

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What specific problem are you solving?

Our solution aims to address the problem of limited access to primary healthcare services in fragile contexts caused by factors such as conflict, displacement, and natural disasters.

The core problem that we have identified and solved is minimizing the efforts and resources put to empower and enable primary care. Our solution addresses the critical challenge of setting up healthcare resources, including paramedics, infrastructure, manpower, and medical equipment, which is a primary barrier to healthcare access. By providing a single, high-capacity device capable of efficiently screening up to 1000 subjects per day in just 30 to 60 seconds each, our solution eliminates the need for extensive resource procurement and deployment. This innovative approach streamlines the establishment of essential healthcare services, enabling prompt and effective care delivery without delays or complications.

Our solution provides a unique healthcare delivery "node" that creates and builds healthcare infrastructure in underserved communities and places to cater to the affected group. Our portable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use health screening system: Abhay Parimiti, swiftly and contactlessly assesses five essential body vitals using a PPG sensor topped with proprietary algorithms that ensure clinical grade precision. This primary screening solution eliminates the need to deploy a skilled operator and additional five devices for vital measurement, making it the simplest, smallest investment towards initiating primary health reach in any underserved community, ensuring that the first step of any healthcare intervention - primary assessment - is conducted. The device also enables unique user identification and registration through its communicative screen to enable personalized calibration during each scan.

This quick and automated process enables the generation of digital health trends data for communities and their treatment needs, allowing for faster decision-making and prioritization of patients. By integrating IoT capabilities, our system ensures continuity of care, helps health systems adapt to dynamic situations, and improves the quality and accessibility of health services for underserved groups in fragile contexts around the world. With more screenings conducted, health authorities can make better-informed interventions, investments, and decisions, ultimately leading to improved healthcare outcomes in these vulnerable settings.

Our solution not only solves the specific problem of limited access to primary healthcare services in fragile contexts but also addresses the need for building healthcare infrastructure in these areas. With a sustainable, zero waste medical device, we provide an innovative solution that can empower communities to take control of their health and enable healthcare providers to reach those who are most in need.

What is your solution?

Our solution is a portable, IoT-enabled "One Tap Health Screening System" that swiftly and contactlessly assesses five essential body vitals - heart rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature - in just 30 seconds per subject. Designed for use and easy transportation in fragile contexts, the system is cost-effective, easy to use, and requires minimal operator intervention.

The health screening device uses a PPG (Photoplethysmography) sensor, which, when placed on the subject's finger, measures the aforementioned vitals. The device leverages IoT technology to seamlessly transmit the collected data to a secure online database, where it is stored as electronic health records (EHR) and can be accessed in real-time for analysis.

In addition, our solution incorporates machine learning algorithms that monitor each user's health trends, enabling early identification of potential health issues and enhancing decision-making for healthcare professionals. The system is designed to be easily integrated with existing healthcare infrastructure and is compatible with API integrations, making it a versatile tool for diverse healthcare settings.

By providing quick, accurate, and contactless health screening, our solution improves the accessibility and quality of primary healthcare services, particularly in fragile contexts with weak healthcare systems. It enables continuity of care and helps prioritize patient needs, ensuring better health outcomes for underserved communities.

Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

Our solution is designed to serve underserved communities in fragile contexts, such as those affected by conflict, displacement, natural disasters, or weak governance. The target population includes, but is not limited to, refugees and other displaced people, women and children, older adults, LGBTQ+ individuals, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. These communities often face challenges in accessing quality healthcare services due to limited resources, overwhelmed healthcare systems, and inadequate infrastructure.

Our "One Tap Health Screening System" will directly and meaningfully impact the lives of these individuals by:

  1. Enhancing accessibility: The portable, cost-effective, and easy-to-use nature of our device makes it feasible for deployment in remote or resource-scarce settings, thereby reaching communities that would otherwise struggle to access primary healthcare services.

  2. Promoting early intervention: By swiftly and accurately assessing essential body vitals, our solution enables early identification of potential health issues, which can lead to timely interventions and better health outcomes.

  3. Reducing cross-contamination risk: The contactless examination process minimizes the risk of infection spread, which is particularly crucial in fragile contexts with limited resources for infection control.

  4. Enabling continuity of care: The IoT-enabled EHR and analytics capabilities ensure seamless and efficient sharing of patient data among healthcare providers, allowing for better coordination and management of ongoing care for complex or chronic diseases and mental health.

  5. Empowering healthcare professionals: By automating primary health screening and offering actionable insights into community health trends, our solution helps healthcare professionals make informed decisions, prioritize patients' needs, and allocate resources effectively.

Overall, our solution addresses the pressing needs of underserved communities in fragile contexts by improving the accessibility, quality, and continuity of primary healthcare services, thereby promoting better health outcomes and fostering resilience in their health systems.

How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

Our team at Perkant Tech is well-positioned to deliver this solution, as we bring together diverse experiences, backgrounds, and expertise while maintaining a strong connection to the communities we serve. The key elements that enable us to effectively design and deliver this solution to our target population include:

  1. Proximity to communities: Both our co-founders, Saniya Jeswani and Lokant Jain, have deep ties to the local communities and understand the unique healthcare needs and challenges faced by the people in these regions. The founders have closely observed the bottlenecks of healthcare delivery while monitoring the healthcare infrastructure during the COVID cycles and waves observed in India, coming from a family of doctors who primarily operate out of rural regions of India - Saniya had the opportunity to tailor her solution that could fit versatile settings. 

  2. Community-driven approach: Our team maintains continuous engagement with the communities we serve, including remote settings in India where we have actively participated in COVID vaccination drives and health camps. This experience has given us a deep understanding of monitoring and managing the needs of the masses in underserved communities.

  3. Inclusive solution development: Our solution's design and implementation are guided by input from the communities we serve. We prioritize inclusivity, ensuring that our solution caters to the needs of diverse groups, such as women and children, older adults, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. This inclusive approach ensures that our solution is accessible and relevant to those who need it the most.

  4. Adaptive and iterative process: We recognize that the needs and challenges of the communities we serve may change over time. As such, our team is committed to an adaptive and iterative process, continuously learning from our experiences and refining our solution to ensure its effectiveness and relevance in a dynamic environment.

Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Enable informed interventions, investment, and decision-making by governments, local health systems, and aid groups

In what city, town, or region is your solution team headquartered?

Indore

In what country is your solution team headquartered?

  • India

What is your solution’s stage of development?

Growth: An organization with an established product, service, or business model that is rolled out in one or more communities

How many people does your solution currently serve?

Our solution has been successfully serving a significant number of people in diverse settings throughout India. Our health screening system can screen up to 60 patients per hour, generating their EHR and tagging them for quick identification, making it an efficient solution for mass health screening. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our system was deployed in health centers, fever clinics, and telemedicine centers, enabling seamless and contactless mass health screening.

One of our most significant deployments is at Char Dham Yatra, a pilgrimage site with an annual footfall of 5 million visitors. Our solution provides primary health screening for the vast number of pilgrims, contributing to better access to primary healthcare, early intervention, and improved health outcomes for the population.

Additionally, our system has been deployed in various telemedicine centers and hospitals, which cater to patients from different socioeconomic backgrounds in remote or resource-scarce areas. These deployments have revolutionized health monitoring in these settings, ensuring that the population has access to quality healthcare services.

We are proud to have partnered with the Indian government's visionary Char Dham project, where our solution is serving as the primary health screening tool i.e. first wall of primary care intervention. This project has enabled the deployment of our health screening system on a large scale, revolutionizing health monitoring in high footfall public places in India. With our solution, millions of people across India are benefiting from better access to primary healthcare, early intervention, and improved health outcomes.

Why are you applying to Solve?

We are applying to Solve to leverage the unique platform it offers, which brings together a diverse community of problem-solvers, innovators, and experts from various sectors. Our primary goal is to connect with these valuable resources, who can provide both monetary and non-monetary support, to overcome the challenges we currently face and accelerate our solution's impact. Specifically, we seek assistance in the following areas:

  1. Market barriers: To identify and establish partnerships with key stakeholders in various sectors, such as healthcare providers, governments, NGOs, and aid organizations, which can facilitate the adoption and implementation of our solution in different settings and maximize its impact.

  2. Technical expertise: To collaborate with experts who can provide insights and guidance on improving our solution's technological features, refining our machine learning algorithms, and ensuring data security and privacy.

  3. Cultural understanding: To better comprehend the unique needs, preferences, and challenges faced by diverse communities in fragile contexts, enabling us to tailor our solution to best serve these populations.

  4. Regulatory guidance: To navigate complex regulatory landscapes and international compliances as we enter new markets and expand our solution's reach, especially in fragile contexts or areas with unique regulatory requirements. 

  5. Financial support: To scale our solution, expand to new geographies, and invest in further research and development to enhance our product's capabilities and accessibility.

In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

  • Business Model (e.g. product-market fit, strategy & development)
  • Financial (e.g. accounting practices, pitching to investors)
  • Legal or Regulatory Matters
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (e.g. collecting/using data, measuring impact)
  • Product / Service Distribution (e.g. delivery, logistics, expanding client base)

Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Saniya Jeswani

More About Your Solution

What makes your solution innovative?

Our solution, Abhay Parimiti, is innovative in several key aspects that differentiate it from traditional primary health screening methods:

  1. Quick and contactless examination: The One Tap Health Screening System takes only 30 seconds per subject to measure five essential body vitals without any operator intervention. This contactless approach not only improves efficiency but also reduces the risk of cross-contamination in healthcare settings, which is critical during times of crisis or pandemics.

  2. IoT-enabled and data-driven: Abhay Parimiti leverages IoT technology to seamlessly integrate with existing healthcare infrastructure and automatically generate Electronic Health Records (EHR). This allows for better patient tracking and helps healthcare providers make informed decisions based on accurate and up-to-date health data.

  3. Sustainable and zero-waste: Abhay Parimiti is designed to incorporate more disease detection and tests over time without any future dependence on consumables, making it a sustainable and zero-waste medical device.

  4. Efficient decision-making: Abhay Parimiti aids in primary decision-making regarding both patients' and communities' health conditions and the allocation of healthcare resources by historical health data storage, analysis and monitoring. The compatible software portal enables quick and easy access to critical health information, reducing the time taken to make such decisions.

  5. User-friendly and accessible: The device is easy to use and requires minimal training, allowing people in remote regions to self-learn and self-use it. This ease of use empowers communities to take control of their health while they wait for additional healthcare resources to reach them. 

  6. Cost-effective and scalable: Abhay Parimiti is priced affordably, making it accessible to healthcare providers in low-resource settings. Its ease of use and compatibility with various healthcare systems make it highly scalable for widespread deployment.

What are your impact goals for the next year and the next five years, and how will you achieve them?

In the next year, our impact goals for Abhay Parimiti are:

  1. Expand accessibility: Deploy our solution in at least 5000 additional healthcare facilities, telemedicine centers, primary health centers, and remote health camps across India, targeting underserved areas and fragile contexts.

  2. Screen more individuals: Conduct primary health screenings for over 2 million individuals in targeted communities, focusing on vulnerable populations such as refugees, women, children, older adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

  3. Strengthen partnerships: Collaborate with local governments, NGOs, and international organizations to integrate Abhay Parimiti into existing healthcare systems and improve service delivery in fragile contexts.

  4. Enhance the technology: Continuously improve the accuracy and range of tests offered by Abhay Parimiti, incorporating feedback from users and healthcare providers to ensure it meets their evolving needs.

Over the next five years, our impact goals are:

  1. Scale-up globally: Expand Abhay Parimiti's reach to other countries facing similar healthcare challenges, targeting regions in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, ultimately deploying our solution in 50,000 healthcare facilities worldwide.

  2. Impact millions of lives: Screen over 100 million individuals, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health and well-being, and ensuring timely access to care.

  3. Foster innovation: Continue investing in research and development to incorporate new disease detection and tests, making Abhay Parimiti a comprehensive primary health screening solution.

  4. Influence policy: Work with governments and international organizations to develop policies that support the adoption of sustainable, cost-effective, and user-friendly health screening solutions, making quality healthcare more accessible for all.

Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?

  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 10. Reduced Inequalities
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13. Climate Action

How are you measuring your progress toward your impact goals?

We are using a combination of quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure our progress toward our impact goals. Some of the specific indicators we are tracking include:

  1. Number of healthcare facilities adopting Abhay Parimiti: This indicates the extent to which our solution is being integrated into various healthcare settings, including telemedicine centers, primary health centers, and remote health camps.

  2. Number of individuals screened: Tracking the total number of people who have undergone primary health screenings using Abhay Parimiti helps us assess the direct impact of our solution on individuals and communities.

  3. Demographics of screened individuals: Monitoring the demographics of those screened (gender, age, socio-economic status, etc.) enables us to assess our progress in reaching underserved groups and fragile contexts.

  4. User satisfaction and feedback: Gathering feedback from both healthcare providers and individuals who use Abhay Parimiti helps us understand their satisfaction with the solution and identify areas for improvement.

  5. Time and cost savings: Comparing the time and cost required for traditional health screenings versus Abhay Parimiti screenings allows us to quantify the efficiency gains and cost savings achieved by our solution.

  6. Health outcomes: Tracking health outcomes such as early diagnosis, timely access to care, and improvements in overall health among screened individuals helps us measure the long-term impact of our solution on people's lives.

  7. Number of partnerships established: Monitoring the number of partnerships formed with local governments, NGOs, and international organizations reflects our progress in building a strong network of collaborators to support our mission.

To collect and analyze these indicators, we have implemented a robust data management system that captures relevant information from our devices and user interactions. Additionally, we regularly conduct surveys and interviews with healthcare providers and users to gather qualitative feedback and assess their experiences with Abhay Parimiti. We also collaborate with external researchers and experts to conduct independent evaluations of our solution's impact, ensuring the validity and reliability of our findings.

What is your theory of change?

Our theory of change is based on the premise that providing an accessible, affordable, and efficient primary health screening solution will lead to early detection and intervention, improved health outcomes, and strengthened healthcare systems in fragile contexts. Here is a step-by-step outline of our theory of change:

  1. Activities:
  • Develop, manufacture, and distribute the Abhay Parimiti primary health screening device
  • Establish partnerships with healthcare facilities, telemedicine centers, NGOs, local governments, and international organizations
  • Train healthcare providers and users in the effective use of Abhay Parimiti
  • Continuously improve the device and associated software based on user feedback and new technological advancements

2. Immediate outputs:

  • Increased adoption of Abhay Parimiti in various healthcare settings and communities
  • Improved access to primary health screenings, particularly for underserved populations
  • Enhanced efficiency of health screenings through reduced time and cost
  • Streamlined data collection and analysis through IoT-enabled EHR generation and software portal

3. Short-term outcomes:

  • Early detection of health issues among individuals screened using Abhay Parimiti
  • Increased prioritization and allocation of healthcare resources based on data-driven insights
  • Strengthened local healthcare capacity and resilience through the integration of Abhay Parimiti
  • Enhanced user satisfaction and trust in the healthcare system

4. Long-term outcomes:

  • Improved health outcomes and well-being among the target population
  • Reduced health disparities among underserved communities in fragile contexts
  • Strengthened overall health systems with better preparedness for and management of crises

Our theory of change is supported by various evidence sources, such as user feedback, third-party research, and findings from process and impact evaluations. These insights reinforce the logical links between our activities, outputs, and outcomes, and demonstrate the potential for Abhay Parimiti to have a transformative impact on healthcare systems and the lives of people in fragile contexts.

Describe the core technology that powers your solution.

Our solution is powered by a combination of advanced sensor technology, IoT connectivity, and machine learning algorithms. At its core, Abhay Parimiti uses a PPG (Photoplethysmogram) sensor, topped with proprietary algorithms to ensure the sensor minimises any noises and, with a very high sampling rate, records values to ensure clinical grade precision. The device also enables unique user identification and registration through its communicative screen to enable user-wise personalized calibration during each scan.

IoT connectivity allows the device to transmit health data securely to our cloud-based platform, which is designed to be easily integrated with existing healthcare systems. This seamless data transfer enables real-time remote monitoring, analytics, and Electronic Health Record (EHR) management.

Machine learning algorithms in our system analyze the collected health data and identify trends, patterns, and potential health risks specific to the individual and the larger community. The data is progressively stored, and historical data allows the system to ensure personalized calibration and user health trend monitoring. These insights help healthcare providers make informed decisions on resource allocation and care delivery while allowing patients to better understand their health status.

The integration of advanced sensor technology, IoT connectivity, and machine learning in Abhay Parimiti creates a powerful solution that significantly improves primary health screenings, facilitates data-driven decision-making, and empowers both patients and healthcare providers in fragile contexts.

Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new application of an existing technology

Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Biotechnology / Bioengineering
  • Imaging and Sensor Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Software and Mobile Applications

In which countries do you currently operate?

  • India

In which countries will you be operating within the next year?

  • Canada
  • Finland
  • India
  • United Arab Emirates
Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?

For-profit, including B-Corp or similar models

How many people work on your solution team?

5

How long have you been working on your solution?

The Founders: 3 years; The Organisation: 2.5 years

What is your approach to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your work?

At Perkant Tech, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusivity are critical to our success and the success of the communities we serve. We have a diverse team that brings together individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to building a more inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute to our mission. Some of the steps we have taken to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusivity include:

  1. Creating a diverse recruitment pipeline that actively seeks out candidates from underrepresented communities.

  2. Providing diversity and inclusion training for all employees to help us better understand our biases and create a more inclusive workplace.

  3. Ensuring that our product development and marketing efforts are inclusive and accessible to people from all backgrounds and abilities.

  4. Partnering with local organizations to support diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives in the communities we serve.

We recognize that there is always more work to be done, and we remain committed to continuously improving our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of our work.

Your Business Model & Funding

What is your business model?

Our business model is focused on providing value to our target populations through a combination of innovative technology, user-friendly design, and accessibility, all while generating revenue and maintaining financial sustainability. We have identified our key customers as hospitals, telemedicine centers, health camps, primary care centers, and remote communities with limited access to healthcare services.

Our core product is the Abhay Parimiti device, a one-tap health screening solution capable of measuring five essential body vitals within 30 seconds, requiring minimal operator intervention. This device is designed for ease of use and is powered by advanced algorithms and a PPG sensor to ensure clinical-grade precision. Additionally, it incorporates unique user identification and personalized calibration during each scan.

To deliver our product and services, we adopt a multi-pronged approach:

  1. Device Sales: We sell our Abhay Parimiti device directly to hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers, enabling them to conduct primary health assessments and screen large numbers of patients quickly and efficiently.

  2. Pay-per-use Digital Tests: In addition to device sales, we offer a pay-per-use model for digital tests, allowing healthcare providers and remote communities to access our services on a needs basis, ensuring affordability and accessibility.

  3. Partnerships and Integrations: We collaborate with government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations working in the healthcare sector to expand our reach and provide our solution to underserved populations.

  4. Training and Support: We provide training and ongoing support to our clients, ensuring they are well-equipped to use our devices and software effectively, optimizing their value and impact.

Our customers and beneficiaries seek our products and services because they address the need for efficient, contactless, and accurate primary health assessments, particularly in remote and underserved communities. Our solution streamlines healthcare processes, promotes data-driven decision-making, and ultimately contributes to better health outcomes for the communities we serve.

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Organizations (B2B)

What is your plan for becoming financially sustainable?

Our plan for achieving financial sustainability encompasses a combination of revenue streams to support our operations and growth in the long term. These include:

  1. Device Sales: We will continue to sell our Abhay Parimiti devices to healthcare providers, telemedicine centers, health centers, and tier II and III hospitals. Our cost-effective price point ensures that our solution is accessible to various market segments, including underserved communities.

  2. Pay-per-use Digital Tests: In addition to device sales, we will offer a pay-per-use model for conducting digital tests using our solution. This will create an ongoing revenue stream while providing healthcare providers with flexibility and affordability.

  3. Service Contracts: We aim to secure service contracts with governments, NGOs, and other organizations working in healthcare, providing them with our devices and technical support. These contracts will contribute to consistent revenue and help expand our reach to a broader population.

  4. Strategic Partnerships: We will explore partnerships with telemedicine providers, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem to leverage their networks and resources, further promoting our solution. 

Share some examples of how your plan to achieve financial sustainability has been successful so far.

We have been successful in achieving financial sustainability in various ways. Some notable examples of our progress thus far include:

  1. Government Grant: We were awarded an INR 1 crore ($1,21,900 USD) grant from the Indian government under the Atal New India Challenge scheme. This initiative supports indigenous manufacturing startups with products that have high social impact.

  2. WHO and other Showcases: Our innovation was showcased at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva during the Eureka event under the theme of high social impact digital innovations. We are also showcased through various Indian government departments such as MEITy (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology India), C-DOT (Centre for Development of Telematics) and also NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies). These recognitions have increased our visibility and credibility, attracting potential investors and partners. 

  3. State-run Incubation Center Funding: We have received funding of $36570 USD and support from a state-run incubation center (Atal Incubation Center), which is centrally governed. This backing has allowed us to further develop our technology and expand our reach.

  4. Manufacturing Partnerships: We are manufacturing partners at two leading medical device parks in India. Under each state government, we are extended support for R&D, cost-effective manufacturing, and production grants, which helps us maintain financial sustainability while continuing to innovate and scale our solution.

These achievements and ongoing partnerships demonstrate our commitment to financial sustainability and highlight the potential for success of our solution. We will continue to build on this momentum to ensure the long-term growth and impact of our primary health screening solution.

Solution Team

  • Lokant Jain Perkant Tech Private Limited
  • Saniya Jeswani Perkant Tech Private Limited
 
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