The pandemic has ushered forth a technological revolution in healthcare.
The pandemic’s requirements have sparked creativity in the innovation and employment of new tech to produce effective and affordable solutions to problems.
Before the pandemic, while the development of technological advances and applications in medicine and healthcare was encouraged, the path to public acceptance and integration was rugged and rocky, limiting the health system’s capacity to function at its full potential.
The transition to technology-based care has increased dramatically. As a response to the pandemic, healthcare providers responded by reviewing their practices and, where possible, transforming the way healthcare is implemented.
Watt Technovations, with their Cov-Tech Ventilation System, is the parent of one such radical innovation which will improve the healthcare system.
A Background to Bettering Lives
Watt Technovations is a technology-based firm that is currently working in the healthcare sector. The startup focuses on developing effective solutions to a wide range of challenges, hoping to better the daily life of the common man. It released one of its products, the Cov-Tech Ventilation System, in 2020.
Watt Technovations is pushing forward with a vision to transform millions of lives via the utilization of the team’s abilities, hard work, and new solutions in the SaaS and healthcare area. Their motto is to “Expand Technological Horizons.”
Helping Covid With Tech
Doctors, health care workers, and other vital service providers became a top priority during the current Covid-19 outbreak.
They have to wear bulky but essential PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) suits for lengthy periods of time while doing their job. This breeds a lot of bacteria and perspiration, creating discomfort and an increased risk of infections.
The ‘CovTech-Ventilation System’ seeks to alleviate this. It acts as an add-on ventilation system for current PPE suits and is incredibly lightweight and compact. It provides comfort to our front-line medical personnel, keeping safety and user experience in mind.
Following some analysis, it was discovered that such a device would either be too expensive for the ordinary medical practitioner to invest in or would be too bulky to use on a daily basis.
The ‘Cov-Tech Ventilation System’ addresses these difficulties by guaranteeing that a ventilation system for PPE kits is affordable and portable. It truly stands out from competitors.
Coming Up With Cov-Tech
Cov-Tech’s creator, and Watt Technovations’ founder, is 19-year-old student Nihaal Singh Adarsh. Other important members of the team include digital marketer and graphic designer Sayli Bhavsar and chief design engineer Rutwick Marathe.
Somaiya Vidyavihar of RIIDL (Research Innovation Incubation Design Labs) established an open Design Challenge in April 2020 to find answers to any challenge related to the present COVID19 situation.
Nihaal participated in the event and came up with an idea to overcome the problem of inadequate ventilation of PPE suits. His mother, who is a doctor, helped him come up with the idea. He quickly progressed through the levels, and we went on to prototyping.
After working with talented seniors and esteemed professionals in the field, Nihaal was determined to patent his invention and commercialize it. Hence, Watt Technovation was born.
He received a grant of 10 lakhs from RIIDL, and the prototypes were developed in Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Lab India, Pune. Nihaal was also supported by the Department of Science and Technology, BIRAC, and Maharashtra State Innovation Society.
The prototype went over 11 variations. The design is now being finalized, and the production process has begun. The crew has been focused on expanding its market reach. Nihaal and his team will keep working to raise the bar on technology, aiming to enhance their device’s outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and create valuable goods.
Journey Through The Shark Tank
Nihaal presented his innovations on the hit reality show in season 1, episode 26. He says he learned a lot in the tank and is grateful that the sharks appreciated him as an entrepreneur and believed in his company’s mission. Their faith in the startup has bolstered the entire team’s motivation to keep moving forward.
The experience showed the young team that successful entrepreneurs have two main characteristics: enthusiasm and confidence, and this, together with clearly defined goals and hard effort, is what makes great firms great.
It was a learning moment for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The product is lining up to be sold to various parts of India and abroad. Watt Technovations has secured dealers that have secured the product’s retail exclusivity. Different businesses are exhibiting interest in the device, especially now that the minor issues with vibration have been resolved.
The company is focusing on service-related SaaS-based solutions and slowly growing its staff. Several investors have expressed interest in investing in the firm, and numerous tech enthusiasts have expressed interest in collaborating with the company to develop future products.
Some Future Remarks
Watt Technovations’s R&D teams will focus on the newest scientific advances and utilize them to produce relevant solutions for the growing society. The firm will build products for a variety of sectors, including healthcare, service-based industries, and emerging AI/ML disciplines, on which it has already begun working.
Covtech Ventilation System 2.0 will be released shortly, with many additional functions. Also, t The marketing and operations team at Watt Technovations is focusing on B2B scalability.
With new products in the pipeline, the company intends to expand its staff horizontally, hiring more software engineers and fresh talent in sales and branding while maintaining a solid in-house technical base. They wish to help Watt Technovations’ youthful talent develop and thrive together.