ILC : International Longevity Center - India

Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award

  • Award Winner - 2015

    From left to right: Dr. RA Mashelkar, Mrs. Vaishali Mashelkar, Prof. Anil Gupta, Mr. Rahul Rastogi and Mr. Jayant Umranikar
Rahul Rastogi - Agatsa Software Pvt. Ltd. for ‘Sanket’ ECG Device

Cardiovascular diseases are predicted to be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020. Amidst the rising incidents of cardiac diseases – even among younger people – there is a pressing need to affordably, speedily and accurately monitor the heart health of Indians. Agatsa Software Pvt. Ltd. took on this great challenge and created a disruptive high-tech innovative solution for personal cardiac care – the ‘Sanket’ electrocardiogram (ECG) device.

Sanket is a credit card-sized heart monitor, which acts like a portable ECG machine, making it possible to monitor the heart condition, making it as simple as monitoring the body temperature. The high-tech 3-lead ECG recorder connects to a smartphone wirelessly, and displays and records ECG graphs on a smartphone. The ECG report can be shared instantly with a doctor via e-mail, Bluetooth – or even via WhatsApp! The affordable device marks a dramatic shift in the way we approach cardiac care – doing away with expensive ECG machines, distant hospitals or laboratories, and skilled technicians. Sanket is all set to bring about a revolution in cardiac care and disrupt this space.