Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ToucHb is a portable, non-invasive hemoglobin estimation device

Every minute a women dies as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. The loss of 500,000 women a year is tragic, as it is preventable with the right technology tools. Nearly 40% of maternal deaths are directly and indirectly attributed to anaemia. A major root cause why anaemia goes untreated is the lack of healthcare infrastructure and diagnostic facilities or doctors at remote rural locations in the developing world. Prevalence Iron deficiency anaemia is one of the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world (WHO)and affects a billion people worldwide. Iron demand in pregnancy and growth is high, so pregnant women and children are most seriously affected by anaemia. In India, anaemia contributes to around 40% of maternal deaths a year (Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR): 301 deaths per 100000 live births). In view of the high prevalence of moderate and severe anaemia (21.1%) in this group and the fact that many of them get married early, conceive, and face the problems associated with anaemia in pregnancy, it is imperative to screen them for anaemia and monitor their treatment.”
With severe anaemia in advanced pregnancy (Hb <6.5g/dl), product is developed by Mumbai based company BIOSENSE TECHNOLOGIES .With ToucHb, a non-invasive hemoglobin estimation device in the hands of every doorstep health-care worker, they aim to shift the paradigm of anaemia surveillance and drastically reduce the number of deaths occurring due to anaemia that is close to 1 million per year at the moment.ToucHb is a portable, non-invasive (does not require a finger prick), hemoglobin estimation device that does not require a special skill to operate. ToucHb can prove to be a pertinent diagnostic solution in anaemia screening and monitoring.


  1. Yogi,

    Great Product! Wish we had many more such devices for the more common deseases.

    wondering if this is available commercially!

    Good Luck

  2. This is great! How much does it cost?

  3. product is still indevelopment
    may next year it will be available for sell.