Mudit Dandwate and Gaurav Parchan

By Sindhu Kashyaap

To help make lives easier and also tackle the scarcity of ICU beds in hospitals, Turtle Shell Technologies — a Bengaluru-based healthtech startup — has come up with a solution, Dozee, to turn all beds into step-down ICUs. These could either be hospital beds or individual beds at home.

Launched in mid-2019, Dozee is the brainchild of IIT graduates Mudit Dandwate and Gaurav Parchan.

The solution — a thin sheet of sensor that goes under the mattress aligned with the chest level of the user — monitors the vibrations produced in each heartbeat, respiration cycle, and body movements. The startup has also set up Patient Monitoring Cells within hospitals to ensure 24×7 on-ground support and alert escalation.

The startup’s product increases the efficiency of nurses as they don’t need to check multiple patients frequently. In fact, the device also generates alerts and puts out trends.

For instance, if a patients’ respiration rate is increasing, or the heart rate is falling, or the saturation is declining, the device sends a proactive alert to provide immediate attention, thereby improving their outcomes.

Mudit Dandwate, Co-founder and CEO, Dozee, says, “We track how many nursing hours were saved, and how many lives were impacted with successful and timely ICU transfers. In one hospital, we have more than 150 devices, monitoring continuously over the last six months. We have monitored more than 4,000 patients, generated about 1,100 alerts, and we have achieved close to 337 successful transfers or changes in oxygen therapy.”

(Submitted by Sindhu Kashyaap, Team YourStory)

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