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Development of a remote healthcare delivery system: Early diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and preventive care for non-communicable diseases (cardio-pulmonary)

Primary Information

Domain

Healthcare

Project No.

6537

Sanction and Project Initiation

Sanction No: F. No.: 3-18/2015-TS-TS.I

Sanction Date: 29/11/2016

Project Initiation date: 08/02/2017

Project Duration: 36

Partner Ministry/Agency/Industry

Indian Council of Medical Research

 

Role of partner:The partner will help with necessary technical support to smoothly execute the project.

 

Support from partner:

Principal Investigator

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Niloy GangulyPrimary
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Host Institute

Co-PIs

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Jayanata Mukhopadhyay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Shamik Sural
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Supratik Chakraborty
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

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Dipendra K Mitra
All India Institute Of Medical Science

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Subir Roy
IoTimize LLC, San Jose, California, USA

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Kallol Mallick
Azure Software Private Limited

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Anirban Mukherjee
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

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Rajiv Narang
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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Randeep Guleria
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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Dr. A.B. Dey
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

 

Scope and Objectives

The primary objectives are 1. Make healthcare equitable for the general population of India and deliver it efficiently to cover widely diverse demographics. 2. Leverage the ubiquity of communication technology to provide specialist medical care to remote and underserved areas. 3. Facilitate sustainable preventive care and regular follow-up for combating NCDs.

Deliverables

The project aims to deliver an integrated product with the following components. 1. A user-friendly ergonomic device for fast testing of multiple parameters related to ones health, whereby patients would receive a consolidated report. 2. A telemedicine software as a tool for remote healthcare delivery with built-in realtime disease classification capability, for its use by healthcare providers. 3. A cloud framework where historical data of a patient would be securely stored. 4. Technology to analyze the disease progression trajectory of an individual, to facilitate early detection and recommend necessary interventions, in consultation with medical experts. 5. Analytic tool for generating several broad level statistics regarding a community health from the collected data for necessary action.

 

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Scientific Output

The broad objectives are as follows, 1. Make healthcare equitable for the general population of India and deliver it efficiently to cover widely diverse demographics. 2. Leverage the ubiquity of communication technology to provide specialist medical care to remote and underserved areas. 3. Facilitate sustainable preventive care and regular follow-up for combating NCDs.

 

Results and outcome till date

Disease progression model: We have tried various disease progression model. It looks like none of the existing disease progression model are suitable in our case based on the inherent assumptions they make. We need to vary different progression parameters to get an working model. We have tried to traditional progression model and the compared with one of our proposed model on the real dataset. Developing AI models for searching medical data for participating in trial.

 

Societal benefit and impact anticipated

This is likely to exert significant impact on the PHC based healthcare system by transforming them into a hub for specialists recommendation for therapy and follow up advice, thus slowing disease progression, preventing comorbidities, complications, etc. Moreover, it is likely to rejuvenate the critical role of PHCs in healthcare delivery system, reducing difficulty and cost of wage loss and patient mobilization, resulting in patient load reduction at the specialized hospitals. This will boost a distributive advanced medical care system.

Next steps

1. Design and develop the health screening device, and donate a few devices for the project.
2. Develop the disease progression model and evaluate the same with real dataset.
3. Design and setup of cloud based data storage and exchange platform. This platform may be used by the research team for data sharing and hosting of data analytic tools.
4. Adaptation of the telemedicine software developed by IIT Kharagpur to work with this platform.

Publications and reports

Surjya Ghosh, Kaustubh Hiware, Niloy Ganguly, Bivas Mitra and Pradipta De Emotion Detection from Touch Interactions during Text Entry on Smartphones, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Elsevier, 2019.
Surjya Ghosh, Sumit Sahu, Niloy Ganguly, Bivas Mitra, Pradipta De EmoKey An Emotion aware Smartphone Keyboard for Mental Health Monitoring COMSNET 2019

Poster, Best Poster Paper Award 3rd prize. Shalmoli Ghosh, Koustav Rudra, Saptarshi Ghosh, Niloy Ganguly, Sanjay Podder, Naveen Balani and Neville Dubash Identifying Multi-dimensional Information from Microblogs During Epidemics Cods Comad 2019 Industrial Track, Jan3 5 2019, Kolkata

Surjya Ghosh, Niloy Ganguly, Bivas Mitra, Pradipta De Designing An Experience Sampling Method for Smartphone based Emotion Detection IEEE Transaction on Affective Computing. Avirup Saha, Bidisha Samanta, Niloy Ganguly and Abir De CRPP Competing Recurrent Point Process for Modeling Visibility Dynamics in Information Diffusion CIKM, 2018 Lugano, Italy

Patents

Nil

Scholars and Project Staff

Four

Challenges faced

1. The primary challenge of this project is to collect annotated clinical trial data or medical records for identifying different trends and evaluating proposed models .
2. Another challenge is to validate the developed model with proper subjects / volunteers. Often these types of subjects are not readily available and obtaining follow-up details are also very difficult.
3. Incorporating different diagnostic tests (non-invasive)into the current device (the PoC device) are challenging.

Financial Information

  • Total sanction: Rs. 24785362

  • Amount received: Rs. 15302593

  • Amount utilised for Equipment: Rs. 0

  • Amount utilised for Manpower: Rs. 0

  • Amount utilised for Consumables: Rs. 116572

  • Amount utilised for Contingency: Rs. 0

  • Amount utilised for Travel: Rs. 0

  • Amount utilised for Other Expenses: 0

  • Amount utilised for Overheads: Rs. 0

Equipment and facilities

 

POC Device