Hot Start-ups: Monitoring the critical rhythm

Monitra Healthcare is a Hyderabad-based medtech start-up offering solutions that can capture cardiac events anytime and anywhere


Monitra's Team (L-R) Mr Sashank Bhogu, Mr Ashish Sarangdhar, Mr Ravi Bhogu & Ms Aparna Bhogu

India has 8 to 20 million heart rhythm disorder patients and about 50 million worldwide.

Cardiac monitoring is widely used to identify heart diseases and in monitoring cardiac activity before and after surgery and other cardiac procedures. It is also used to assess the effects of therapeutic drugs on cardiac activity.

Monitra's products detect heart rhythm disorders at real-time for pre-emptive treatments.

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"We are developing wearable devices that make monitoring experience seamless, discreet and comfortable for patients that they can perform their regular daily activities while collecting rich clinical data for physicians. We are enabling our devices to connect over mobile networks to provide healthcare access at homes and also tackle last mile connectivity in rural areas," says Mr Ravi Bhogu, Founder, Monitra Healthcare. "India, unlike the West, is still largely an out-of-pocket driven market and hence making devices affordable is very important. We are toying with innovative product design and business models to make our devices cost-effective in India."

Mr Ravi has lead R&D, marketing, sales and clinical support teams across India, the United States, China and Australia at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Global Cardiac Monitors prior to founding his venture.


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