Author is not an alien

Author is not an alien
I write because we had deleted enough

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time"
meet Myshkin Ingawale , co-founder of an Indian med tech company called Biosense Technologies. Myshkin and his team have developed a portable, mobile phone-sized device to diagnose and monitor anemia non-invasively i.e without needles. The technology works on an optical principle and gives out results instantly.
Myshkin developed TouchHB ,a non invasive diagnostic apparatus for detecting undiagnosed anaemia which causes more than half of the maternal mortality cases in South Asia and Africa ,as is said"Invention is all about seeing what everyone sees and thinking what no one has thought"
A drive from mumbai to parel made him face the truth of Rural India ,that a thing like anaemia which is so easily preventable with iron and folic acid supplements is causing post partum haemorrhage and inturn death,just because of one reason that this engineer who is fond of making things found difficult to digest- Lack of devices,lab technitians to carry out the test
He says that"Public Health in India runs not on shoulder of doctors but on the Asha workers and we had to design something for her"
Why this inclusive thought which may be a common sense too missing from the heirarchy of policy makers?
""To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science" and this creative imagination and more so the concern for the countrymen gave us TouchHB  after failed 32 attempts 
Here is a non invasive apparatus that can count HB in just 20 seconds ,easy to operate and can find a handy place in Asha Didi's bag
Young thoughts,young ideas ,young people are silently bringing about a social revolution,somewhere around us,read about them ,listen to these inspiring Indians at

Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012

...........Myshkin is one such guy

Here is the Ted Talk of myshkin

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