These tech-based responders are only 10 minutes away
2 May 2019 9:24 PM GMT
Complex routing algorithms using geolocation data and cell phone triangulation are fed into AI to select the quickest route. The ECG scan of the patient is then relayed to a team of experts at a hospital.
- Inkers, which works on facial recognition and machine vision, is building the technology backbone for Heart Rescue India, and the pilot is looking to address all incoming calls for heart attacks and strokes within a 10-km radius, potentially running into thousands of cases in a year.
- Ramaiah Memorial Hospital has put together a hub and spoke model with six other hospitals in Bengaluru, including state-run Jayadeva Institute of Cadiovascular Sciences.
- Even if a patient calls an ambulance, there's no promise that they'd be taken to the right hospital," says Aruna Ramesh, head of department for emergency medicine at Ramaiah Medical College and programme director for Heart Rescue India.
- In fact, Ramaiah Memorial Hospital and Heart Rescue India have been organising local awareness drives about heart disease as well as collecting information from high-risk patients.