Medical technology specialist develops wearable device to prevent accidents | Waukesha Co. Business News
Heartland — Resident Deepak Arora, chief executive officer of Heartland-based Wearable Technologies Inc., is developing wearables with the ability to monitor users and prevent accidents, targeting children and the elderly. invented the device.
The invention came after a tragic accident in June 2020 when Arora’s daughter Mahi drowned in a reservoir behind the Heartland home.
“We’re devastated. She was only two and a half years old and we still have to deal with it every day,” or the tech that would have stopped the accident. “There was nothing that could have prevented it.”
This technology can predict and detect upcoming scenarios based on your movements, what’s happening inside your body, or whether you’re falling somewhere.
“Based on my background, I saw an opportunity to add in the latest technologies available, such as artificial intelligence that can help us not only detect these scenarios, but also think ahead,” he said. Arora, who has more background than 20 years in healthcare IT technology.
According to Arora, the device could also detect extreme temperature changes in your car or home, remotely turning on your smart car’s ventilation or adjusting your home’s smart thermostat to prevent catastrophic events. You can avoid it.
Arora found that drowning itself is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the United States. Along with that, she found that there were many accidents due to the temperature, such as leaving children in the car.
“People don’t realize what can happen to them,” Arora said. “It happens quite often, but many incidents go unreported.”
Arora says the wearable is smaller than the Apple Watch and still doesn’t have a screen. It can be worn like a watch or attached to clothing to monitor passengers.
“We made something good out of a terrible tragedy and made something that could help humanity, or at least the general public.” I want to provide one layer of protection, which is my ultimate goal.”
Process and research
It took Arora about six months to figure out what he could do to prevent something like this from happening in the future. He built a basic prototype in his home and officially began prototyping in late 2020 with the help of investors and Jeff Horwath of His Family. builder.
Horwath built a home for Arora and his family and became involved with Arora’s family after the accident.he is now co-founder and chairman wearable technology.
Based on his invention, Arora is a finalist for the 2022 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has nominated wearable technology for the award because it has decided to sponsor innovation in the award, judging that it provides superior social and economic benefits from this invention. .
Friends and family are helping the Heartland community as well as Arora in any way they can where they lived For the past 4 years.
Most importantly for Arora, it is to give families peace of mind that the device is a tool to prevent tragic events should they ever find themselves in a catastrophic situation.
The company has been actively preparing for a launch in the first half of 2023 this year. We take a focus group approach by talking to people who test the product and are currently working on the final design. Device beauty.
For more information about the company, please visit https://weartech.com/usa/.