„Tech for Global Good“-Program honors social innovators
FORUS Health honored for state-of-the-art eye-care technology App
Wimsheim, 08. November 2017 On November 4, the Tech Museum of Innovation selected the Indian company FORUS Health for an award: Their eye-care app, developed in collaboration with WidasConcepts India, enables remote medical diagnosis of eye diseases via a cloud framework. Eye scans help significantly improve treatment, especially in countries with low primary care.
FORUS Health is among the five innovators to receive the coveted award this year from the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. The Indian company reaches more than 2 million people in 16 countries with its medical app. The cloud-based application developed together with WidasConcepts is based on real-time data processing. Eye scans of the patients are taken at clinics or hospitals close to them. The anonymously recorded patient data can be viewed by eye-specialists worldwide, over the cloud framework. Spatial barriers are no longer an obstacle to a reliable diagnosis. The medical center, where the scan is performed, then informs the patient about the results. Further advice and treatment is also provided there.
Promoting global quality of life
The Tech Museum of Innovation is encouraging the next generation of developers and innovators with the “The Tech for Global Good” program. It aims to strengthen young people’s social thinking in order to overcome global challenges. So that some ethical and empathic aspects get imbibed into technological progress.
Vishwa Kiran, Managing Director of the IT consulting company WidasConcepts, India, says: “We congratulate FORUS Health and we are proud to have contributed significantly to this technological project. This state-of-the-art system fundamentally changes the way eye care is handled in India and other countries. It improves the lives of millions of people who would otherwise have little chance of a reliable diagnosis. ”
The stories of the “Tech for Global Good” award winners are the foundation of the eponymous program. They are part of an exhibition and are used in educational programs.