Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are very commonly referred to as silent killer that impacts every household in some way or the other. Our team was no exception to this.
An elderly mother of one of our team members was admitted to the hospital and needed to be remotely monitored from a faraway land. The situation was very challenging not only for the elderly but also for our team members. This situation needed something which gave the family peace of mind about her progress and to raise alerts to the physician and family if anything was alarming. This led to the inception of the idea of developing a technology that can help in monitoring and managing the patient accurately and remotely.
Our team members along with a few more passionate people started working on transforming the idea into usable technology. While the technology was taking shape, a known associate suddenly collapsed and was pronounced dead on a beach. This left us all in a state of disbelief and shock which could have been prevented had there been a device that could alert the family members.
During the same period, one of our team members experienced a Myocardial Infarction (MI) which led to a lot of anxiety in their family and left everyone worried about similar incidents happening in the future. After recovering our team member thought about developing a technology solution that can help people in a similar situation.
These incidents reinforced our idea and the requirement for technology that can help people track health and raise alert when a situation arises. This led to the inception of the idea for Omnyk as an organization.