Updated on February 23, 2024


Created on October 22, 2020


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iRobo is an autonomous system for rapid eye diagnostics.

Developed By
  1. Autoyos
Tested By
  • TÜV Rheinland
Content Partners


Product Description

iRobo is a rapid eye diagnostics technology that is fully autonomous. The iRobo aims to provide comprehensive eye care in non-clinical settings and can be operated by non-skilled professionals. The device uses artificial intelligence to detect early stages of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and Alzheimer’s Disease. The product provides automated screening, remote diagnosis, and robotic treatment enabled by machine learning without requiring an operator.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Product is still in the prototyping phase.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is manufactured in India.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

The product is still in its early phases and not commercially available. However it will be distributed through distributor channels and strategic partners. Interview with designer, July 2020

Distributions to Date Status

50 products have been distributed as of July 2020 (Interview with designer, July 2020)



Detection sensitivity


Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)


Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)


Number of Tests Performed

450+ tests performed

Power supply type: Continuous, Recharging only (V, time required, battery life), Other


Time required for procedure (minutes)

<10 minutes

Design Specifications

The iRobo is a fully autonomous system with several components. The key characteristics of the product are: it is non-invasive, it generates a computerized screening report, it's autonomous features removes operator variability and the need for a skilled operator, a remote diagnosis can be provided, no pupil dilation required, and it offers real time audio guidance.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer specified performance targets include: quick, user comfort, accuracy of readings, and high image quality.

Vetted Performance Status

Safety standard test IEC-60601-1. A pilot study with 450+ participants at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Mumbai has been completed and clinical trials are in progress.



Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

S. Marmamula, J. E. Keeffe, U. Raman, and G. N. Rao, Population-based cross-sectional study of barriers to utilisation of refraction services in South India: Rapid Assessment of Refractive Errors (RARE) studyBMJ Open, vol. 1, no. 1, p. e000172, Jan. 2011, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000172.

J. S. Rahi, S. Sripathi, C. E. Gilbert, and A. Foster, Childhood blindness in India: Causes in 1318 blind school students in nine statesEye, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 545–550, 1995, doi: 10.1038/eye.1995.137.

P. Keane and E. Topol, Reinventing the eye examLancet, vol. 394, no. 10215, p. 2141, Dec. 2019, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)33051-X.

Compliance with regulations

IEC and ISO standards were considered in the design. IEC safety tests will be performed to ensure product safety.

Evaluation methods

Safety testing, clinical trials

Other Information

Won 1st Prize in UpStart Indian Business Model Competition by IIT Kanpur. Recognized as one of India’s “Top 16 Ideas of 2019” by Falling Walls Lab India.

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