July 27, 2013

We can Change...

While browsing through Indiblogger,I came across the contest titled “The Idea Caravan”. The contest was all about how an idea changes the life...

I was surprised while going through inspiring videos on Ftideacaravan and stopped at Myshkin Ingawale’s presentation of  TouchHB,which is a substitute of a $10,000 device to detect anemia.It can be used by the nurses or Asha workers in the rural parts of the country to detect anemia. It is a remarkable achievement in the world of healthcare as it helps in saving people from dying of anemia.

when my mom was suffering with anemia I have surfed the net in search of a portable non-invasive blood testing device.I haven’t found anything available in India.

One of the major problems of an anemia patient is that the person has relatively lower amount of blood in their body. So, you can monitor anemia level only after a certain period as every time you withdraw blood from the person, the body takes that much more time to regenerate the missing volume. Again, to expedite the process you need to maintain a good iron rich diet daily and follow that over a period of time.

TouchHB is a boon to people who are suffering with anemia and the cost is less than any other devices to test anemia.The non-invasive characteristic of the device would be helpful to the needy and no fear of pricks and blood loss.Portability would help in the distribution of the device to health workers, government health centers and can also be made available to end users and general consumers. It would also help in reaching the remotest parts of the country.The best part of it is,Battery operated so worries about the electricity.

Humans, by default, are mostly laid back unless they are compelled to act in different situations. Most of us like to remain in our own little world and die in it contributing nothing to the society. I myself, belong to the same category of mellow people I mentioned. However, for the time being, it would at least be worth a cent if we can promote the likes of Myshkin who are working for greater good and striving to bring a ray of hope to the lives of so many people.

I dont want to remain in my own little world like other people,I would like to to be worth a cent and if we can promote Myshkin who are working hard for a cause and tries to bring the change in the life of suffering people.Lets prove WE CAN CHANGE...

(Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012.)

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