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Journey towards human-centric technology

With an upfront price of `89,000, Jeevtronics' SanMitra 1000 HCT is India's, and probably the world's, lowest-cost hospital grade defibrillator. Through this technology, the socio-tech venture hopes to scale its mission and bolster India's efforts against the pandemic.

The Jeevtronics team installing the SanMitra 1000 HCT defibrillator at a hospital

Aniruddha Atre and Ashish Gawade, cofounder of Jeevtronics returned from the U.S. to develop human- centric technologies in India.
True to the cause, the duo developed world's 1st dual powered defibrillator (grid+ hand cranked), SanMitra 1000 HCT. The battery-less defibrillator the company claims is much more reliable than the traditional defibrillators and capable of working even in areas without electricity.
Jeevtronics' SanMitra 1000 HCT is particularly useful in current crisis-like situations such as the Coronavirus disease wherein the grid electricity may or may not be available. Sequestration areas inside hospitals for Corona victims have higher demand for defibrillators and ventilators.
Other than reliable, SanMitra 1000 HCT battery-less technology can also help hospitals cut cost related to battery replacement. It is estimate that city hospitals spend in a range of `12,000 to `35,000 annually on battery replacement for ventilators.
With an upfront price of `89,000, the company claims, Jeevtronics defibrillator is India's and probably the world's lowest-cost hospital grade defibrillator.
SanMitra 1000 HCT has been designed to meet international IEC standards for medical devices and has been tested and approved
by the NABL accredited lab. It has been tested for 16,000 charge- discharge cycles thereby giving it a super long life.
In so far, Jeevtronics has 64+ products deployed across states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Karnataka. By deploying the SanMitra 1000 HCT across all Indian government PHC, CHC, district hospitals and ambulances, Jeevtronics hopes to use its technology for saving lives across India.
Jeevtronics is looking forward to government entities, CSR donors and potential investors to help scale this mission urgently. Jeevtronics is an ISO13485 certified company and is protected by several patents issued in the U.S. and India, and has more patents in the pipeline.
About the Cofounders-Both Aniruddha Atre and Ashish Gawade have a bachelor's and master's degree in engineering (Pune University / Wayne State University, USA) and a MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (top 10 ranking university in the US). In addition, they have 21+ years of experience working in the U.S. and India. Over last 10 years, they have developed and commercialized several products for rural India, such as manually-powered generator for lighting, solar products and medical devices. Prior to this, they have worked on hybrid electric vehicles at Ford Motor Company in the US.

Author : IESA
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