Updated Mar 02, 2018

Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR)

Part of Mbarara University of Science and Technology

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Kevin Cedrone

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Snapshot

A working proof-of-concept prototype has already been built. The prototype is being miniaturized and ruggedized with support from an IDEAS Global Challenge Development Grant. This grant application will support further technology development and deployment to Uganda for trials of usability and technology acceptance at Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Focus Areas:

Health

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Implemented In:

Uganda

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Innovation Description

Asphyxia and breathing trouble after birth cause more than 1.8 million infant deaths per year, most in low and middle income countries (LMIC). There is an acute shortage of trained birth attendants, and currently one in five trained health care professionals fail to perform resuscitation correctly.Our team has designed an Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR). It provides real-time feedback to trainers and users to both shorten training times, and improve resuscitation quality and technique.
How does your innovation work?
Asphyxia and breathing trouble after birth cause more than 1.8 million infant deaths per year, most in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Properly trained and equipped health care professionals can significantly reduce infant mortality due to asphyxia. Current issues include an acute shortage of trained birth attendants, the high cost of training, the difficulty and logistics of training, and currently, one in five trained health care professionals fail to perform resuscitation correctly. There is no available data on the root cause of these failures. Our team has designed an Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR). AIR is an inexpensive add-on device for existing emergency ventilation equipment that monitors and records resuscitation performance. It provides real-time feedback to trainers and users to both shorten training times, and improve resuscitation quality and technique. On-board data logging permits clinician desk review to pinpoint and remedy common problems with resuscitation training and equipment.

Milestones

Jan 2016
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$105,000
Oct 2015
Aug 2013
Date Unknown
Launched
Date Unknown
New Country
Uganda