It’s very important to keep our heart healthy. But, most of us are not aware of heart problems. If you have any doubt related to your heart, come to Tricog.
Tricog is a Bangalore-based healthcare analytics company. In January 2015, the company was founded by Dr. Charit Bhograj, a cardiologist by training along with Dr. Zainul Charbiwala, an electrical engineer and researcher by training; Abhinav Gujjar, a software architect, and Dr. Udayan Dasgupta, an algorithm expert. The Tricog’s team aims to help preserve people’s lives through technology. They install a cloud-connected ECG machine in primary and secondary care medical centres such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and polyclinics. After collection the relevant information through them, the collected information is then sent to their centrally located hub for further analysis and report. A Qualified expert is always available at their hub.Then the report is received through an SMS or a mobile app notification. This way they can diagnose cases faster. Currently, they have around 250 clinics, nursing homes and hospitals in 12 cities and towns in both urban and rural areas. The company claims to have diagnosed almost 100K patients since they have started.
Tricog has raised an undisclosed amount in a Series A round from Inventus Capital Partners, Blume Ventures and a group of angel investors. “Machine learning, and associated technologies, are increasingly being deployed for large, multi-disciplinary, data-intensive problems. The team we are backing at Tricog is amongst the most balanced we have come across at a Series A stage company. We look forward to partnering with the Tricog team to build a large and sustainable enterprise.” said Parag Dhol, Managing Director, Inventus, in an inc42.com report.
The company plans to use the funds for further development of the technology. They will work on the better market reach of the company. “In India alone, five million people suffer heart attacks every year and three million of these don’t survive. The average time it takes to diagnose a heart attack in urban India is 360 minutes. The chance of survival with this delay is mere 20%. If this delay were reduced to 90 minutes, the survival probability jumps to 80%. Tricog’s aim is to change that patient’s 80% chance of death to an 80% chance of staying alive,” said Charit Bhograj, in a livemint.com report. During 2016-17, the firm also plans its expansion to cover all major cities and towns.