Bosch develops AI-powered non-invasive haemoglobin monitor

The WHO estimates that 1.6 billion people suffer from anaemia. This has prompted the WHO to describe the battle against anaemia as one of its crucial targets for 2025 for sustainable growth.


  • In view of the need for early detection of blood-free anaemia, Bosch has developed a Portable Haemoglobin Monitor Solution (HMS), especially in regions where routine access to medical care appears to be difficult.
  • This HMS enables several individuals, using a non-invasive method, to be tested for anaemia easily and safely.
  • In the “Health and Wellness” division, the solution has been named a CES Innovation Award Honoree. As per a company stateman, market release in India is planned by mid-2021.

Haemoglobin outcomes with a non-invasive AI measurement in 30 seconds

  • Bosch’s intelligent treatment is intended for use directly at the point of care and is fully pain-free without the need for a blood test, as the value is measured by a finger scanner on the surface of the skin using multi-wavelength spectrophotometry.
    -The device uses an optical sensor to measure the signals of a photoplethysmogram (PPG) accurately and reliably.
  • PPG is an optical procedure used in the peripheral circulation to detect volumetric changes in the blood.
  • The device provides a reliable result within 30 seconds even for low haemoglobin concentrations.

This is where machine learning comes in: The device’s algorithm monitors the wavelength of the light and uses 27 different characteristics to determine and classify the haemoglobin value.

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