Bosch expands into healthcare in India

From being a leading supplier of automotive components, Bosch now has ventured into the country’s healthcare arena through the launch of its locally-developed eye-care solution


(Third from left) Dr Steffen Berns, president, Bosch Group India

"We have been making concerted efforts to further strengthen our non-automotive business in the Indian market. The launch of the eye screening and detection system is a step in this direction.... Our foray into this area aims to promote better ophthalmological care for all Indians," said Dr Steffen Berns, president, Bosch Group India, at the product launch.

The new eye screening and detection system offers a combination of hardware and software, and provides affordable eye care.

According to global health statistics, nearly one of every three visually impaired people in the world is an Indian.

The compact hand-held fundus camera is designed to respond to the shortage of eye-care specialists and the high demand for vision screening in the country.

The newly-launched solution also reflects Bosch's approach to solving local problems by leveraging global capabilities. Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited, Bosch's largest software development centre outside Germany, started the product development almost two years ago in collaboration with various startups and universities.

Offering early detection and imaging without dilation, the new system can capture both the front and back of the eye, and a light weight for easy portability. Its software is cloud- and smartphone-compatible and caters to the needs of both specialists and technicians. 

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