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Cancer patients at Bengaluru's HCG gets first-of-its-kind meditation experience with Dozee on Yoga Day

Cancer patients at Bengaluru's HCG gets first-of-its-kind meditation experience with Dozee on Yoga Day

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Jun 2019, 07:40 am

Bengaluru, June 22 (IBNS): On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday, Bengaluru based health-tech start-up Dozee, launched their Mindfulness feature on their healthcare app and provided the first-of-its-kind experience to cancer patients at HCG – The Specialist in Cancer Care.

Developed by IIT graduates, Dozee is a patented contact-free health monitor that tracks heartbeat, respiration, sleep and stress from under the mattress. Supported under Make in India campaign, Dozee’s launch of meditation feature on International Yoga Day is a powerful integration of two initiatives of the government.

The session was attended by 20 cancer patients and survivors from HCG. The session began with Dr. Raghavendra Rao (HoD CAM Program, HCG Oncology), talking on benefits of meditation and getting patients to practise some yogic techniques.

This was followed by 10 minutes of guided meditation, where patients followed the meditation instructions from Dozee app. Post the session, patients were provided with personalized report, quantifying the impact of the session on their heartbeat, respiration and stress levels.  Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Neeraj, a cancer patient said “This was a really unique experience for us. I felt my stress levels came down significantly, and I could see the result of it on Dozee app as well. The whole meditation experience became very real for me”

Dr. Raghavendra Rao said, “HCG has always believed in providing holistic care to all its patients and ensuring a better quality of life. We have combined the ancient stress relieving techniques of Yoga with advanced medical care to help manage cancer better. This International Yoga Day, we decided to include Yoga as a part of its patients’ treatment plans. Starting with our flagship unit in Bengaluru, this program will be incorporated shortly in all of our 22 centres across India.”

Mudit Dandwate, CEO of Dozee said, “We are really excited to see the heart-warming response from cancer patients at HCG and can’t wait to enable this benefit for everyone across the country. Our aim of starting Dozee was to make healthcare simple and accessible to everyone. The latest feature is a step towards bringing the power of meditation to comforts of everyone’s home by providing easy to follow instructions and Artificial Intelligence powered personalized recommendations. What it means for users is that they will feel they have a teacher guiding them with meditation at their homes, personalising their session basis their performance.”

Dozee is a patented contact-free health monitor, started by Mudit Dandwate and Gaurav Parchani, IIT graduates in 2015. It is a thin sensor sheet which goes below the mattress and monitors heart health, respiration, sleep quality and stress levels with 98.4% accuracy as compared to medical devices.