Janitri Innovations was one of the finalists at the ASME ISHOW 2017, recently held in Bangalore. The peculiarity of this event is that it identifies and rewards individuals and organizations taking physical products to market that will have a social impact. Janitri has developed an affordable, easy to use and portable uterine contraction monitoring device for intra-partum period which can be placed on the abdomen of a pregnant woman to measure frequency, duration and intensity of the uterine contraction.
In this Hangout I asked Arun about the larger social problem he is addressing through his product, how the product works, how he intends to reach his target users and the way ahead for his venture.
Some Tidbits from Arun:
It (our product) detects those (uterine) signals, covert it, analyse the data internally and gives output in a very simple format which is easy to interpret by low-skilled staff nurse
This product is a kind of a patch which is need to be placed on the abdomen of a pregnant woman.
Pregnant woman can also walk while having monitoring of the uterine contraction, Its portable
Users of the product is staff nurse
Right now we are in the phase where we are developing the minimum viable product
We already have certain collaborations with PPP mode organizations who already run these primary healthcare centers
Ishow is one of the competitions who supports the hardware-led social innovation and Janitri completely fits into it
Reaching them to provide your solution, to the grassroot level area is a bit challenging
If you really want to see an impact, you need to reach the grassroot level, bottom of the pyramid in a sustainable manner
I believe in For-profit
Here’s the full Hangout:
Cover Image: German House for Research and Innovation