Fitrockr & Garmin announce 2024 India Research Grant winners

Fitrockr & Garmin announce 2024 INDIA Research Grant winners

Jul 2, 2024

Fitrockr Health Solutions & Garmin Health Research award innovative use of wearable health data and the Garmin device ecosystem—powered by the Fitrockr platform

Fitrockr & Garmin today announced the winners of their 2024 INDIA Health Research Grant which awards innovative research based on health data from Garmin smartwatches. The grant is part of a collaboration between Garmin, Fitrockr Health Solutions and the Government of Telangana in cooperation with the World Economic Forum-Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR) Telangana.

“This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our mission to accelerate the clinical validation process for innovative health tech products and set the precedence for furthering research. It opens new avenues for leveraging smartwatch technology and high-quality data to integrate patient data remotely and monitor trial activities following the protocol.”      

–Shakthi Nagappan, Director of Life Sciences, Government of Telangana & CEO, Hyderabad Pharma City.

“I was overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of applications received for our grant. We are excited to empower researchers with the resources they need to advance their groundbreaking work. By providing this grant, we aim to facilitate cutting-edge research, promote collaboration, and drive impactful discoveries within India’s vibrant academic and scientific community.” 

–Joerg Fehlinger, CEO of Fitrockr.

The INDIA grant winners and their projects are as follows:

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical & Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital

Garmin & Fitrockr will help track the health of medical professionals and study how exercise impacts biochemical markers related to stress, inflammation, and antioxidant capacity.

Manhar Foundation

Garmin & Fitrockr will help investigate the relationship between smartphone use among adolescents and their mental health to inform future public health guidelines on smartphone screen time.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

Garmin & Fitrockr will help develop an AI model to detect preictal phases of epileptic seizures in real-time to help prevent sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and improve treatment options.

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