Person uses medical app on their smartphone.
Medical Technology

ZEISS EQ Mobile

Development of an iOS app for ophthalmologists to manage surgical planning data

ZEISS EQ Mobile allows ophthalmologists to transfer surgical data from the ophthalmic data management software at their practice to a remote surgical device to perform cataract surgeries. A cloud solution is used to synchronize the data with the doctor's mobile devices so they can access them on their surgical system in the OR. In addition to the pure transfer function, the application offers further value-added services for doctors, which enable them to perform their scheduled surgeries. The solution was implemented on the basis of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is certified to ISO 27001 and meets strict requirements in terms of security and compliance.

Different app views shown on tablet and smartphone for ophthalmologists.

ZEISS Digital Innovation Tasks

ZEISS Digital Innovation implemented the solution in line with Scrum principles, in close collaboration with the product owner at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. Transparency, flexibility and professionalism were highly championed all times. As the product is used in a medical environment, great demands were made of the software quality and the development process. The development team at ZEISS Digital Innovation delivered new app versions on an ongoing basis, using a continuous delivery pipeline, and via the Apple TestFlight for testing, in order to ensure rapid feedback cycles. In addition to the implementation, ZEISS Digital Innovation is helping with app operation.

Our Services

  • Planning
  • Requirements management
  • Stakeholder coordination
  • Solution architecture design and implementation
  • Implementation of the iOS app for the iPhone and iPad
  • Quality assurance & documentation
  • Assistance with app operation

Thorsten Bischoff Head of Program Management Office and Digital Solutions - Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

ZEISS Digital Innovation is a longstanding development partner of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. It delivers agile and high-quality results for the medical technology field.


Schematic overview of cloud architecture

Cloud architecture concept for safety-critical data

AWS lays the ideal foundations for developing mobile applications that meet high demands in terms of safety and compliance. Many of our services have already been audited and certified (e.g. to ISO 27001 and HIPAA) to help us achieve this. They are an important basis for ensuring efficient implementation of medical technology solutions.


Technical environment

iOS, Swift, Fastlane, AWS API Gateway, AWS Lambda, AWS Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS DynamoDB, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Cognito, AWS Cloud Formation, Java, TeamCity, TestFlight, Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Git

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