23 Sep 2016

Let me start with a clear distinction between “Care” and “Cure” and review how we are progressing with Care aspects of health.

“Care” is serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly in order to avoid damage or risk.  

“Cure” is to help sick person become healthy again by relieving the symptoms of a disease or condition that made the person ill.  

“Healthcare”by definition should imply that necessary steps are taken to avoid damages to health and life. Is that happening? 

Ask yourselves, in this real world, are we more mirrored by “Care” or “Cure” when it comes to health and life? 

Be aware of the realities. Welcome to the world of Health care/cure – The Sickness Business. 

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19 Sep 2016

In 1985,American Megatrends Inc.(AMI) was founded by Mr. S Shankar with a mission to design state-of-the-art computer solutions and develop advance technology for the best computing solutions in the world. AMI offers Hi-tech engineering solutions and services to customers worldwide. The company is expertise in Embedded Services, BIOS Customization & Porting, Mobility Solutions, IP SAN/NAS Data storage solutions, and Healthcare IT solutions, Wearable, Internet of Things, Infrastructure Asset Management, Telematics Solutions, Knowledge Management System, Platform Validation Services and Android Services. As per the experience and the strength, now AMI is the world’s largest BIOS firmware vendor, with AMIBIOS® and Aptio® deployed in a high pro-portion of all computers worldwide.

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9 Sep 2016

Few people know that in the cloud services the second highest volume of stored information covers everything related to human health (the first place by a wide margin - for animation). Number of services providing Healthcare, in the near future will grow rapidly. Today bracelets companion, as an attribute of a healthy lifestyle are incredibly popular. Keeping pace with the times, the company announced the AMI program (American Megatrends) VitalsFit for developing fitness - gadgets that monitor the vital signs of man.

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31 August 2016

American Megatrends India's "Team Danvantri" creates history in the global healthcare industry by becoming one of the top five innovators to win milestone achievement award at the ongoing Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE by creating a patient-friendly mobile device capable of ensuring self-management, self-diagnosis and self-monitoring. The ongoing competition will announce the final winner at the end of the year.

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30 August 2016

One may ask how to track health and ensure the individual health is normal and on the right track of care? To check vitals regularly in the comfort of one’s home, one could use American Megatrends’ lifestyle product such as AMI B.O.L.T and AMI VitalsFit. AMI products have built-in functionality to indicate trends, and help to keep a tab on health. AMI B.O.L.T is a one-touch wireless monitor that allows you to check the status of your health at any given time.

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22 July 2016

American Megatrends Inc (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce a joint agreement between the Chennai-based Sundaram Medical Foundation and the India-based branch of American Megatrends, American Megatrends India, Pvt. Ltd., to conduct clinical trials of the AMI VitalsFit™ portable healthcare monitor, which is currently competing in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition.

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23 July 2016
American Megatrends team Danvantri is one of the finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize

A few months ago we announced two prize competitions that invite anyone to demonstrate exponential solutions to some of the grand challenges facing our planet, our ecosystems, and our communities. Up first is a prize that will re-imagine how carbon emissions can be useful and not harmful to mankind; and second, is a prize that will help us unlock the secrets of our vast oceans.

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27 May 2016

  • The 'Chem-Phys' patch measures two separate signals in real time
  • It is designed to keep track of people's health during intense exercise
  • Device could be useful for athletes wanting to improve their performance
  • Could also be used to monitor those with cardiovascular diseases

In the television series Star Trek, the tricorder is a machine that collects information about a patient's body to diagnose diseases.

Although it started as an idea in science fiction, the technology is fast becoming a reality.

Scientists have developed the first flexible wearable device that can monitor biochemical and electric signals in the human body.

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17 May 2016

We feel mobility is the way to go and it is the inexpensive way to provide quality healthcare. Today, a mobile comes with all the elements required for audio/ visual communication and transmission. It is expected that all mobile phones manufactured and released in early 2017 onwards must have an SOS alert system and GPS tracking. Indian telemedicine is demanding light weight smart healthcare devices which can be carried anywhere and can be easily used by village entrepreneurs or health workers. Mobile penetration in India is very high and it is across the country. Slowly smartphone penetration is also increasing.

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10 May 2016

American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with HealthNet Global Limited (HNG), an affiliate of Apollo Hospitals, aimed at delivering global digital health solutions for Rural Health Connect, Home Health Monitoring and Tele-health Services. Through this partnership HNG will launch a new set of digital health care solutions under the "Control-H" brand.

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10 Dec 2015

Facilitating the delivery of health services to rural India, HNG, an affiliate of Apollo Hospitals has join hands with American Megatrends, Inc (AMI) as technology partner, introducing Control H, a handheld medical device, to enhance the rural health connect, home health monitoring and tele-health services

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11 Sep 2015

American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce that its AMI B.O.L.T Wireless Health Monitor has received CE certification, a critical step in bringing the product to market in the greater European Economic Area (EEA). CE is an abbreviation of "Conformite Europeenne" or "European Conformity" and indicates that a manufacturer has received a certificate from the European Commission (EC) for its product as tested and verified by a notified body from within one of the European Union member countries. This process involves testing the product for various safety standards prescribed by European Commission through harmonized standards across the participating member countries.

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03 Aug 2015

I was doing some research on production and consumption of alcohol in India. I was shocked to note that Indian alcohol consumption has increased by almost 150% in the last 10+ years. Close to 480 million (less than half the population) consume an average of 17 liters of pure alcohol annually. Also, Indians seems to prefer hard liquor that is more harmful to health and break-up of type of alcohol consumed is depicted below.

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16 July 2015

Indian health IT market is more focused on patient security, compliance and regulations. In fact more importance is given to documentation and patient safety and very much needed in sick care. The latest generation medical equipment with sophisticated system has supported physicians to diagnose and cure patients from critical and life threatening diseases. Technological advancements in video/audio conferencing, picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and healthcare information systems (HIS) have made significant inroads in providing better system for patient care. All the notable advancements made in IT are oriented towards sick care

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13 July 2015

HYDERABAD: In an attempt to become a full-fledged consumer healthcare services company in the future, Bengaluru-based in-home healthcare services provider Portea Medical will be launching a patient app next month that is expected to take care of all the non-tertiary healthcare needs of a patient, said Portea Medical co-founder and chairman K Ganesh.

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08 July 2015

Mobile, networked devices are a cornerstone of the Internet of Things (IoT). This results in increasingly diverse ways of exchanging data between individual devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or ZigBee and the cloud. Especially for medical applications, this can be very beneficial.

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08 June 2015

The US$10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation, hopes to bring healthcare's future to the palm of our hands. With the Star Trek tricorder serving as the ideal model, this global competition has inspired teams to create affordable, portable, hand-held wireless devices that offer reliable diagnoses of at least 15 diseases and health conditions as well as real-time monitoring of health status

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08 June 2015

Director, Global Development & International Expansion at XPrize Foundation. Thank you Zenia for mentioning us in the talk, we are very proud to be associated with XPrize. You have encouraged us to do what everybody thought is impossible, we will strive our best to make Xprize and India proud.

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27 April 2015

Can Indians innovate? Surely they can. In Silicon Valley, thousands of technology companies boast of Indian-born engineers who lead their product development teams. The number of Indian Americans with more than 23 patents is at least in the hundreds.

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09 April 2015

Knowing the challenges faced by elderly, an affordable home healthcare system should be implemented, says Sridharan Mani, CEO and Director, American Megatrends India Private Limited, in conversation with Elets News Network.

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03 April 2015

Telemedicine, that provides clinical healthcare at a distance and is restricted to video conferencing between patients and doctors, could soon be a thing of the past. An Indian team is close to developing an electrical device that can diagnose 15 different medical conditions and can monitor vital signs for around 72 hours.

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11 Mar 2015

The first step in staying fit is to be staying healthy. Without knowing the status of health and working to staying fit could become dangerous. Also, it is equally dangerous to do those exercises that could possibly harm your body based on your disease conditions.

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24 2014
Sep

NORCROSS, GA, USA / CHENNAI, INDIA: American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI), a leader in BIOS, remote management and data storage innovations, is pleased to announce that its Indian subsidiary, AMI India Pvt. Ltd., has entered into a strategic agreement with UniverCell, a leading Indian large-format mobile phone retailer, to launch its revolutionary one-touch wireless B.O.L.T. health monitoring device into the Indian personal healthcare market through UniverCell's retail establishments.

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24 2014
Aug

NORCROSS, GA, USA / CHENNAI, INDIA: American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI), a leader in BIOS, remote management and data storage innovations, is pleased to announce that AMI VitalsFit™, a smart wireless health monitoring tool created by Team Davantri, a group within the company's Indian subsidiary, American Megatrends India Pvt. Ltd., has been selected as a Top 10 Finalist entry in the prestigious Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition. Notably, Team Davantri is the only Indian team entered in the competition, measuring itself against entries from US, Canadian and European teams.

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07 2014
May

It’s been six months since the final 34 teams for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize were announced. The prize is being offered to the team that can create a handheld medical sensor with a user-friendly interface that can diagnose a list of common diseases and read a list of common vital signs.

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12 2014
Mar

The only Indian entrant in the competition, Danvantri seems to offer a wide range of products, but the area most likely to form the basis of their Tricorder entry is its B.O.L.T system, which the company describes like this: "B.O.L.T is a unique system in which NiBP (Non-invasive Blood pressure), Pulse Oximeter and temperature are combined into a small form factor device which gets controlled from a mobile device.

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08 2013
Feb

Teams have been preregistered for the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize — a handheld medical scanner competition backed by the Qualcomm Foundation — for nearly a year. In fact, 255 teams were reported as preregistered last year.

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07 2013
sep

Sridharan Mani, Director and CEO, American Megatrends India has about ‘18+ years’ IT-related senior leadership experience building businesses, handling aggressive, corporate and client leadership roles, and solidifying profitable C-level relationships at Fortune companies in finance, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, telecom, education, and others.

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07 2013
feb

Sridharan Mani, Director and CEO, American Megatrends India, in this white paper, discusses the IT investments made in the healthcare segment and analyses whether they provide the desired results in terms of ROI

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