Bosch’s educational gaming app HygNXT focuses on health and hygiene

Date:March 16, 2024

Bosch’s educational gaming app HygNXT focuses on health and hygiene

  • Gamified learning to improve health and hygiene practices
  • Promotes adoption of positive behavioral changes
  • Supports English, Kannada and Tamil
  • Ten levels of real-life scenarios and features bonus element through Augmented Reality

Bengaluru, India: Bosch launches HygNXT, an educational gaming application that promotes next generation hygiene and good health practices. Developed in collaboration with Xarpie Labs, the app is available free to download for Android users from Google Play Store. HygNXT is non monetized, ad-free and currently supports English, Kannada and Tamil languages.

HygNXT app helps users especially children and young adults understand Covid appropriate behavior such as social distancing, wearing a mask, hand hygiene practices like washing hands and using hand sanitizer as well as good health practices through a fun and gamified approach. The app was designed keeping in mind users curiousity to increase motivation to play, learn and reinforce Covid appropriate behaviour. On the launch of HygNXT, Dattatri Salagame, President and Managing Director, RBEI said, “Bosch conceptualized a novel way to practice hygiene essentials. Digital avatars navigating through simulated real-life scenarios where players graduate unique levels and get rewarded for following the best practices. HygNXT emerged from our innovation culture with an intent to leverage technology, with its extensive outreach, for social impact – in shaping a safe, healthy future for all.”

An instrument of change in the hands of health workers, teachers, and parents, HygNXT can influence positive behavior in communities to fight Covid. By generating real life scenarios across ten levels and bonus feature elements through augmented reality, the app covers topics such as personal hygiene practices, safe conduct at public spaces, waste segregation and healthy habits. “Children and young adults constitute a vulnerable group in the ongoing pandemic. With HygNXT, they can easily understand, and adopt safe hygiene habits. HygNXT is a promising CSR investment brought to life, as it resonates with our core values of responsibility, and sustainability.” said Shilpa Deodhar, Head of CSR, RBEI.

With the rise of technology-based learning during the pandemic, HygNXT has the potential to reach urban and rural India to adopt essential hygiene and health habits. We stand committed to creating smart technology solutions for social good and empowering communities.

About RBEI: Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions is a 100% owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the world’s leading global supplier of technology and services, offering end-to-end Engineering, IT and Business Solutions. With over 20,500 associates, it’s the largest software development center of Bosch, outside Germany, indicating that it’s the Technology Powerhouse of Bosch in India with a global footprint and presence in US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. With our unique ability to offer end-to-end solutions that connect sensors, software, and services, we enable businesses to move from the traditional to digital or improve businesses by introducing a digital element in their products and processes.

About Bosch in India: In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through fifteen companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited, Mivin Engg. Technologies Private Limited, Robert Bosch India Manufacturing and Technology Private Limited, PreBo Automotive Private Limited and Precision Seals. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 16 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers.

Bosch Group in India employs over 31,530 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.17,354 crores* (2.05 billion euros) in 2020 of which ₨. 10,942 crores* (1.29 billion euros) from third party.

The Bosch Group in India has close to 15,650 research and development associates.In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 8,386 crores (0.99 billion euros) in 2020. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.in The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-four percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The remaining shares are held by Robert Bosch GmbH and by a corporation owned by the Bosch family. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust.

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