The Tech Solution for Rural Health: HealthCube’s Portable Diagnostics

by | Oct 4, 2023

In recent years, India has made significant strides in healthcare, yet numerous challenges persist, particularly in rural and semi-urban regions. Limited access to medical facilities and diagnostics in these areas has long been a concern. However, technology, exemplified by health-tech solutions like HealthCube’s portable diagnostic devices, are  revolutionizing healthcare delivery and empowering these communities. In this blog, we will explore the remarkable impact of HealthCube’s devices on rural healthcare in India, from providing consistent, high-quality diagnostic support to addressing crucial issues like anemia, maternal mortality, and even the COVID-19 pandemic.

HealthCube has developed smart and portable diagnostic tools which deploy artificial intelligence to enhance the speed and accuracy of diagnostic efforts. What sets these devices apart is their versatility – It comes with inbuilt battery which can be charged by power bank, making them suitable for field health camps, door-to-door screening, and deployment in areas with limited or no electricity supply. Weighing less than 5 pounds, these compact devices can be carried in a backpack, ensuring healthcare can reach even the remotest parts of the country.

One of the remarkable features of HealthCube devices is their user-friendliness. It can be operated by anyone with minimal training, eliminating the need for extensively trained operators. Patients are guided through the screening process with step-by-step visual instructions, and just a small finger prick is enough to carry out several blood tests. With automatic data generation and sharing, the risk of human errors in analysis and diagnostic results is virtually eliminated. To date, HealthCube devices have benefited over a million Indians, conducting more than 2.5 million tests across 30 diagnostic areas on a single platform. The company offers CE Certified and CDSCO approved medical devices like HealthCube XL, HealthCube SE, HC Biochem, and Agewell Plus.

HealthCube Solutions for the COVID-19 Pandemic – The COVID-19 pandemic presented a formidable challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. HealthCube rose to the occasion by introducing a COVID-19 risk management solution designed to indicate infection risk and assess its severity. This solution played a pivotal role in minimizing the risk of contagion, especially in workplaces, and instilling confidence among employees returning to work post-lockdowns. Over 20,000 screenings were conducted at different locations, establishing the solution as a key enabler for organizations striving to ensure employee safety and wellness during uncertain times.

As a pioneering diagnostic device innovator, HealthCube has collaborated with various stakeholders, including state governments, local authorities, corporate entities, and NGOs, to transform healthcare and diagnostics in rural areas. Notable projects include:

  • Anemia Mukt Bharat: HealthCube collaborated with the district administration of Mahabubnagar to screen children in over 250 schools. The project streamlined data access and provided rapid results, enabling more than 100,000 tests in just 25 working days.
  • Vodafone Idea CSR Project: In partnership with Vodafone Idea, HealthCube trained frontline health workers to offer mobile diagnostic screening services. This initiative, active for over two years across multiple states, has registered over 2.5 lakh beneficiaries and conducted 3.2 lakh screening tests.
  • Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation Project: HealthCube partnered with this foundation to tackle maternal mortality in Bihar. Door-to-door screenings using HealthCube devices helped identify high-risk pregnancies promptly, leading to timely care and ultimately saving lives.
  • HealthCube Deployments in Remote Areas: Advanced HealthCube XL devices were deployed in Uttarakhand, ensuring year-long access to diagnostics in areas previously cut off during winters. HealthCube also partnered with KIOSk/Health ATM, supporting telemedicine and mobile OPD vans in Punjab.

HealthCube’s successful deployment of its devices highlights their transformative impact on rural healthcare in India. These point-of-care diagnostics have addressed a range of healthcare challenges, from pandemic prevention to anemia identification and maternal mortality rate reduction. Not only do these portable solutions bridge the gap in lab professionals and diagnostic lab coverage in remote areas, but they also enhance affordability, accuracy, and convenience in healthcare. HealthCube’s accomplishments represent just the beginning of a broader transformation led by innovative brands, promising more widespread adoption of such devices not only in India but globally. HealthCube has shown us the power of technology in revolutionizing healthcare, bringing us one step closer to accessible and efficient healthcare for all.