If any science has to prove itself, it has to successfully satisfy the challenges and tests put forth by contemporary and established schools of sciences. The proven fact about Ayurveda is that it has given positive results even on incurable and chronic health problems. However, it is not considered as a science. To gain the scientific recognition, we need to combine the technology with traditional knowledge. There are many vaidyas who have gained very vast knowledge through experience. There is a need to extract and store this knowledge for future generations.
It was observed in our random survey that many Ayurvedic doctors (especially younger ones) are not very confident about “feeling” of the pulse or distinguishing patterns in the pulse. With visualization technology, it will make them easier to observe the variations with ease. It will be very helpful in self learning. Today’s patients are very health cautious. They usually like to understand what is the cause behind the disorder, how it has affected the health and what all can be done. With traditional method of sparshana, darshana and prashna; it is not very easy to satisfy all the questions of the patients. With the visualization of pulse signals and numbers on the report, the “conversation” between the doctor and the patients will be easier.
Understand that this technology is a computer-aided system similar to ECG machine. The gadget or technology can never replace a doctor. It only helps the doctor.
Note that the pulse based technology (hardware as well as software) is in its nascent stage. It will be useful for the young doctors for visualization based self-learning, while it will be useful for the experienced ones to share their knowledge to all through simple medium. It will help everyone in "conversation" with the patients.
In the data collection step, Nadi Tarangini was installed at 20 clinics and hospitals. We have not received any negative feedback from any of the doctors. In fact, from 4 clinics, we received a positive input that the patients are liking the computerized way of checking the pulse.
The current results are based on the analysis of 25000 data points collected from 20 locations. Even though this number is statistically significant, we have yet not considered the location information, prahar information, climate information, and so on. There is a lot of future work involved. When we find answers to all such questions, the technology will go closer and closer to a good nadi tadnya.
Other than the concepts from the texts, new thoughts of a doctor are not conveyed to the next generations if not documented properly.Furthermore, due to lack of documentation and mathematical characterization, the traditional knowledge is not considered as a science. There is no exact information about patients undergoing traditional treatment, success stories and so on. Documentation will surely help to receive the scientific recognition traditional knowledge deserves. Simpler documentation will help young doctors to understand the huge knowledge base from the experienced ones.
We are working on that idea.
We have referred ancient texts for understanding basics of Nadi Parikshan. Till date, they are primary source of reference.Vaidyaraj Ashok Bhat from Pune has paid pivotal role in conceptualization of Nadi Tarangini. Currently we have our own panel of researchers. Our contributors also mentor our team from time to time.
We have referred primary texts Sharangadhara-Samhita, Bhavaprakash, Yogaratnakara,Kanada's Nadi-Vijnana,Ravana's Nadi Pariksha for development of device. Further, we have always taken guidance from domain experts to interpret them in the present context.
Absence of any physiological disorder is considered as a healthy person.
Please refer to our video on Pulse Pattern Interpretation in the Videos section for a detailed explanation.
Doctors have different ways of "feeling" the pulse. Few doctors feel three locations with three fingertips, few doctors feel five locations every fingertip, few doctors feel three-by-three locations per fingertip, and so on. Furthermore, due to factors mentioned in the question, the pulse based methodology is very subjective. The technology will help to find a standardized "feeling" of the pulse based on the knowledge from multiple doctors.With the current set of sensors, the "feeling" information is not completely captured. But with time, both the hardware and software will improve to capture the pulse in the best possible way.
The Nadi Tarangini gadget is a pressure sensor based very low power system with Bluetooth technology similar to mobile phone. It does not emit any waves in the environment.
We have gathered the data at all the timings of the day. And we are using the intelligent algorithms to find the common patterns in all the data points. We claim that these patterns can be used at all timings, however specific study has to be done to statistically prove the same.
At this moment, we just consider the nadi information and questionnaire information (Nadi Tarangini). We are working on the camera,temperature sensor and other sensing methodologies to come up with computerization of the ashtavidha pariksha.
You will need an android based phone or tablet and an internet connection to use this device.
Yes, Nadi Tarangini can be used without a laptop or computer. However, an android based phone or tablet is compulsory since signal capture and analysis is possible only through that.
We are open to support your existing IT set-up. On a case -to-case basis, we can develop APIs to take relevant and pre-agreed information about the patient and give a pulse report to the existing software. Please call our Customer Support at 020 66931818 to discuss it specifically.
Download the mobile application from the Google Play Store and sign up.See our Demo video in the Videos section for details.
It is available on the Google Play Store.
It is an online software. There is no requirement of download for this. Simply visit our Nadi Tarangini website and login to your account.
Many doctors keep the "new" ideas to themselves or to their group (personal reasons). Please note that sharing such knowledge does not usually reduce your value in the market, but actually increases the market by multifold. In fact, it will take the knowledge base to the next scale.
Currently there is no such offer running.
No. Currently we do sell outside India but surely intend to do so in coming times. Please register with us or like our Facebook page so that we can keep you posted on same.