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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed Janitri is preventing newborn deaths in rural India

In an era where technology has made healthcare easier, faster, and cheaper, maternal healthcare is still expensive and riddled with issues. Arun Agarwal’s low-cost portable device which measures fetal heart rate and uterine contractions is the need of the hour.

Primary healthcare is failing 80 crore Indians. An app may be the antidote

Rural India suffers from the paucity of primary healthcare centres. By taking doctor consultations online through an app and providing safe record keeping of patients, MedCords wants to address one of the key issues for patients in rural India.

Going for a wedding? Rent that dress

Longing to wear a bridal lehenga created by Sabyasachi Mukherjee but can't afford the price tag? Want to carry a bling clutch bag to the weekend kitty party, but are hesitant about buying it and cluttering up your closet? Expensive clothes and accessories are no longer fantasies beyond the reach of the millennials as more and more players are setting up shop in the online clothes and accessories rental space. Business is brisk. Growing at a CAGR of 10.6% year-on-year, the Indian fashion rental market is touching Rs 12,000 crore, as per analyst estimates, with new companies such as Stage 3, Liberent and Rent A Closet helping it to expand. (Text: ET Bureau) (Pics: DateTheRamp/Facebook; RentTheBae/Facebook)

This smart jacket gives an electric shock to assailants, protects women from assault

The technology used in the jacket is a combination of conductive textile, printed electronics, hardware and software that can be used to sense and respond to the human body. The jacket given an electric shock, sends SOS/GPS signals to people you trust and even the police patrolling nearby, during an attack.

A jacket to shield women from assault, harassment

The smart jacket by Nyokas called ZEAL, has an automated solution unlike other SOS items. The sensors detect any assault or unusual force applied on the body of the wearer and automatically gives a shock to the attacker and buys the wearer some time.

How this Anand Mahindra-backed startup is empowering the visually impaired

Braille has been a fundamental tool for the blind in terms of literacy, employment and independence. Annie, a self teaching Braille device, is empowering by visually impaired by helping them learn Braille by themselves through interactive content.

For Indian Army soldiers in Siachen, having a bath without water is now possible

Clensta’s gel-based formulation is free of alcohol, Sodium lauryl sulfate and any other harmful ingredients. Moreover, unlike traditional products, it can be directly applied to hair and body, massaged and then can be dried off using a towel.

Now, anyone can create AR/VR content, with zero coding knowledge

Founded in 2017, AR/VR startup Scapic positions itself as a company which can help businesses with all that is needed to market, sell and manage their products using tech enabled experiences. All this without knowing any coding.

What the millennial wants?

There was a time when booking a flat, buying a car and opting for 'in' furniture topped the list of any young individual. Not anymore! Things are changing at a rapid pace. Now the millennial prefer renting a house, furniture and hiring a cab rather than buying it. Here's a look at what they want and what they're opting out of!

India’s fertility rate is crumbling. Y-Combinator-backed Inito might have a solution

Inito’s device monitors people’s health, tracks women’s ovulation cycle and give them medical guidance through an AI-app and removes the burden of frequently visiting clinics and hospitals.

EyeROV Tuna: From defence to oil & gas sector, a sea of opportunities for this underwater drone

Part of the Defence Ministry’s Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDex) programme last year, the underwater robotic drone called EyeROV can spot a crack in the hull of a ship or damage to an oil pipeline.

From DRDO to BPCL, India’s first underwater drone, EyeROV Tuna, finds many takers

From DRDO to BPCL, India’s first underwater drone, EyeROV Tuna, finds many takers

Kerala-based startup develops India's first commercial portable drone that can be used for underwater inspections. Today, the robot comes very handy for location scouting for search and rescue mission, surveillance for the defence sector and for research sectors like fishery and oil & gas.

End of the line: CEOs who quit their jobs

End of the line: CEOs who quit their jobs

Some started these companies, others joined big companies and took them to dizzying heights of success. There was a time when they were perceived to be invincible, pioneers in their business, but then they eventually stumbled. Here's a list of CEOs who had to quit in recent times.

Bend it like Shashi: Jennifer Lopez-backed yoga startup, Sarva, aims to upend wellness

Bend it like Shashi: Jennifer Lopez-backed yoga startup, Sarva, aims to upend wellness

A personal revelation motivated Sarvesh Shashi to transform people’s lives and help them understand the importance of mental wellbeing. Sarva’s unique yoga forms are today practiced among 55,000 customers, including fitness enthusiast Malaika Arora and Jennifer Lopez.

From Ultraviolette to Revolt, get ready for the new eMotorcycles

From Ultraviolette to Revolt, get ready for the new eMotorcycles

Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup Ultraviolette Automotive unveiled its first electric motorcycle, F77, which will hit the roads in the third quarter of 2020. The motorcycle, which is being pegged as a high performance EV, has a claimed range of 150 kilometres on a single charge and a top speed of 140 km per hour. The bike's on-road price is expected to be Rs 3 lakh-Rs 3.25 lakh. "For electric mobility to become mainstream in India, it is important to build and develop vehicles that are desirable and come with a certain pride of ownership," said Narayan Subramaniam, founder and CEO of Ultraviolette. - ET Bureau

Taking the roads by Strom, this EV can break the affordability ceiling

Taking the roads by Strom, this EV can break the affordability ceiling

Billed as an urban mobility solution which offers a safe and air-conditioned cabin for two, Strom-R3 is priced at Rs 4 lakh and its deliveries will commence from the second half of 2020. This would make it considerably cheaper than current electric vehicle options in India.

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