Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, jointly won the Aegis Graham Bell Awards (AGBA) 2017 in the Innovation in mHealth category. They were recognized for their joint initiative- ‘Redefining Primary Comfort Using mHealth’ at the eighth edition of the Aegis Graham Bell Awards.
The Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, in collaboration with Wipro, has developed a mobile health solution using a novel glucose monitoring system integrated with a cloud-based monitoring application for providing more efficient and effective diabetes care. The initiative was supported by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Government of India.
The jointly-developed Wipro-Amrita Diabetes Management Solution will provide a cost-effective, non-enzymatic glucose sensing solution for diabetes care, while promoting a healthy diet and active lifestyle, which are vital to manage diabetes. The solution will also enhance health screening and early diagnosis; contribute towards better adherence to drug and dietary regimen; encourage diabetes self-care activities and help prevent complications in patients with diabetes. This end-to-end diabetes management solution requires a robust digital backbone and is based on proven algorithms that leverage the expertise of Wipro Digital.
Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean, Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, said, “We are honored to receive this award. It is a testimony to not just the novel, first-of-its kind diabetes management solution that has been developed, but also underscores the potential of what can be achieved in the healthcare sector through unique partnerships such as the one we have with Wipro. We are grateful for the support provided by BIRAC and happy to be recognized for our efforts to address the growing issue of diabetes in India, and help patients avail treatment at an affordable cost.”
The team for the project, led by Dr. Bipin Nair, includes researchers from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, including Dr. Satheesh Babu T. G., Associate Professor, Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore; Dr. John Stanley, Assistant Professor, Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore; and K. Guruvayurappan, as well as Dr. Harish Kumar and team from the Department of Endocrinology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
The Aegis Graham Bell Award is the largest innovation award for the ICT domain in India. The Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecommunication has established the Aegis Graham Bell Award as a tribute to the father of the telephony, Alexander Graham Bell. This award is intended to promote innovation, entrepreneurship in the field of telecom, social, mobility, analytics, cloud, and security to provide recognition for outstanding contributions by the innovators. The award is organized with support of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), and Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE), Convergence India and Deloitte are knowledge partners. The Aegis Graham Bell Awards recognize organizations that have made a significant contribution to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields of telecom, social, mobility, analytics and cloud.