Kozhikode based IT start-up Intpurple which developed an Artificial Intelligence driven health care software, has received funding from Govt of Malta in Europe. Malta’s economic development agency Malta Enterprise will invest an undisclosed amount in the company for further research and development of their product Felixacare. They will also support Intpurple to set up an office and research centre at Gozo Innovation Hub in Malta. The funds provided by the Maltese government will be used for research, purchase of equipment and payment of staff, said Sahir Kungancheri, Founder and CEO of Intpurple.
Felixacare is a state-of-the-art technology that facilitates follow-up care of permanent patients, treatment at home and constant monitoring. “With this, Doctors can make the right decision quickly and significantly reduce the unnecessary costs for patients,” Sahir said. The health care software developed by Intpurple will also be used at a government-run hospital in Malta, he added. Currently, many palliative care units in Kerala are using this software to provide services to bedridden patients at home.
Sahir who left well paid job at IBM in Bengaluru and started Intpurple in February 2020 at Mukkom in Kozhikode with his friends Fasalurahman Ambalangadan and Haroon Elayidath. The company which started during the pandemic has now 12 employees. Fasalurahman is the company COO and Haroon the CTO. They said Felixacare was born out of the idea of how to ensure the best health care and treatment for patients with the help of AI technology during emergency situations such as lockdown during pandemic.