Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells and is responsible for carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body and according to WHO, around 1.6 billion suffer from it. Now Bosch has developed a nifty gadget that tells if one has a hemoglobin deficiency in mere seconds.
The Hemoglobin Monitor Solution (HMS) brings an easy way to detect the protein and shows the result in 30 seconds without having to do a blood test. Bosch says such a device can be used to screen a large number of people for anemia quickly and is beneficial for regions where medical access is difficult. But how does it work? The Hemoglobin Monitor Solution measures the value determined by a finger scanner using multi-wavelength spectrophotometry on the surface of the skin. It uses an optical sensor to measure the photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, AI and 10,000 anemia data points to deliver a result within 30 seconds.
Bosch plans to release the device in India by mid-2021.