Dr. Shyam Vasudeva Rao, MD, Renalyx Health Systems; Founder, Forus Health

Dr. Shyam Vasudeva Rao, MD, Renalyx Health Systems; Founder, Forus Health

Founder & Director of Forus Health Pvt Ltd., Director MYMO wireless, Technical Director Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, medicine and life sciences. The Netherlands, Co-founder & Director Renalyx health systems, eHealth enablers, Rx Digi Health Platform all in Bangalore.

Podcast

Overview

We aim for a world that is healthier, but with an ever-strenuous lifestyle and the race to be the best, health takes a backseat. Not only the health suffers but the underlying issues like diabetes and hypertension also do not get the required attention.

These non-communicable diseases cause comorbidities and more so, affect a vital organ of the human species, the kidneys, the natural filter of human bodies.

While the adage, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is known to everyone, does every fellow human follow it. Apparently not and considerably difficult. Moreover, it doesn’t even work in some cases. For eg. the kidney. Issues related to this vital organ cannot be detected at an early stage and you only find out once the damage is beyond repair.

So the need of the hour is finding out the problem well before it explodes. Here, is where our today’s guest Dr. Shyam Vasudev Rao and his venture is of utmost help.

ABOUT

Dr. Shyam Vasudeva Rao who is the founder of first of its kind RenalyX Health Systems holds a doctorate in Real-Time Embedded Systems. He has specialized in Parallel Computer Architecture from the Indian Institute of Science (gold Medal) & has been with CG Smith, Ericsson, Tata Consultancy Services and as Director of Technology at Philips. He was instrumental in devising one of the first hardware-based antivirus solutions in the 90s.

Discussion

Dr. Shyam Vasudev Rao has thought way ahead of time, while it is practically impossible to have the required number of doctors for the ever-increasing renal patients. Dr. Rao has come up with tele-nephrologists, where the Doctor will stay in touch with the patients virtually and would intervene when needed. Dr. Rao explains the intricacies of this comparatively new technology where care is patient-specific and would likely help them know at an early stage.

While Kidney diseases are asymptomatic, there is no indication beforehand, Dr. Shyam explains why a venture like this is important for people. He also highlights the dearth of medical doctors and the expenses related to the issues when it the kidney.

The Kidney is 8 times more efficient than what is needed for any other organ, said Dr. Rao as he explained the functioning of this very vital organ of our body. He also explained why kidney treatment is exceptionally costly in India and how his firm is helping in reducing the cost.

More About Dr. Shyam

Apart from his successful venture RenalyX, in 2010, he also started Forus Health, which as the name suggests is providing services for the community. This venture of his focuses on the health of the eyes and Teeth. In addition to his illustrious career, Dr. Shyam has also established university relationships for joint research programs to work on wireless technology and medical electronics with IISc, IIT Mumbai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, Maastricht University & Alborg University.

Profile

Founder & Director of Forus Health Pvt Ltd., Director MYMO wireless, Technical Director Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, medicine and life sciences.

The Netherlands, Co-founder & Director Renalyx health systems, eHealth enablers, Rx Digi Health Platform all in Bangalore. Chief Mentor Centre for Innovation in Medical Electronics, BMS Engineering College.

His research work has been on Real-time systems and Parallel Computer Architecture from the Indian Institute of Science& has worked with CG Smith as Team Lead, Ericsson General Manager, Tata Consultancy Services Sr Product Manager, and Philips Medical Systems.

He did his engineering and masters in Electronics from SJCE, Mysore University. His first innovation was a hardware antivirus solution called Knox card.

He co-invented this in 1989 and this led to a start-up called Knoxware which was one the first to come up with such a unique solution to computer virus protection in a generic way.

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