Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Cognitive Development and Physical Development
Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Cognitive Development and Physical DevelopmentSEE LESS
23 million Low Birth Weight babies are born each year across the world, a staggering 96% of whom are born in developing countries. Due to their small size, these babies are vulnerable to neonatal hypothermia, one of the leading contributors to newborn morbidity and mortality, especially in low-resource settings.
The BEMPU TempWatch is a wearable temperature-monitoring wristband that continuously monitors a neonate’s temperature for 1 full month in the clinic and home. If a neonate becomes hypothermic, the device emits intuitive audiovisual alarm to alert parent so they can perform thermal care known as Kangaroo Mother Care to warm the baby. Immediate action prevents deadly consequences.