Innovation: IIT-BHU alumni created app that will help pregnant women
To fight the Novel Corona Virus, where Indian scientists are working hard to make Corona Vaccine. At the same time, young IIT engineers and scientists of India are also developing special techniques for pregnant women in the environment of Corona. So that they can take full care of themselves and the child. A similar health app has been created by two alumni of IIT-BHU, Varanasi, who help pregnant women.
Ravi Teja and Mayur Dhurpate, two alumni of the IT department of Banaras Hindu University, have developed a health app called ‘I Mumz’ (iMumz) to give pregnant women complete information about the health of the fetus and week by pregnancy. The importance of this app can be gauged from the fact that it has been ranked second in the health category across India in the prestigious ‘Self-reliant India app innovation’ competition.
The speciality of the app is that it not only informs the user about the health of the week-wise pregnancy and the fetus in it in a scientific way but also suggests options and measures for a healthy baby and safe delivery.
Beware of pregnancy depression
This app named ‘I Mumz’ tells about all the necessary medical, emotional and physical changes related to women during pregnancy. Also warns about the dangers associated with pregnancy. Ravi and Mayur also quit the lucrative salaries of the multinational IT company to create this app. They say that they are unable to focus on their work in a job of 4 to 5. After leaving the job, she spent all her time and ability in creating this app so that she could provide digital medical advice to women who are in rural areas or concerned about their pregnancy.
The result of three years of hard work
Ravi and Mayur started work on this app in the year 2017 while staying at the university. He created the app under the direction of his mentor Rajesh Jagasia, who is a senior meditation coach and veteran Chief Experience Officer Trainer. This app is being launched under the prestigious Self-Reliant India App Innovation Challenge in the health category across India.
This is how the app will benefit
This app can be used by the pregnant woman herself or any member of her family. The app is originally designed to take care during pregnancy and for healthy fetuses. Its care features have described meditation and yoga asanas for safe delivery and stress relieving for a healthy baby. \
Apart from this, suggestions and consistencies like nutrition, diet, diet, how to develop a mother’s bond with the baby, necessary exercise, how to listen to music, etc. during pregnancy. The app also provides information about various therapeutic, emotional, physical changes related to women’s health during pregnancy and depression before and after delivery. Gynaecologist Dr. Narendra Malhotra and an obstetrician Dr. Jaideep Malhotra also gave inputs in creating this app.
125 doctors and 20 thousand questions
Ravi and Mayur claimed that so far with the help of this app with the facility of live sessions with doctors every day, more than 125 doctors have answered more than 20,000 questions of pregnant women. This app is currently available in Hindi and English languages. The App Innovation Challenge was launched by PM Narendra Modi on 4 July, which was attended by 6940 tech entrepreneurs and startups from across the country.