Updated Aug 29, 2018

BEMPU TempWatch

A lifesaving bracelet that alerts for hypothermia in at-risk newborns.

http://www.bempu.com/
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Snapshot

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Cognitive Development and Physical Development

Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Cognitive Development and Physical DevelopmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe and 1 MoreSEE MORE

India, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe and BeninSEE LESS

4
Countries Implemented In
11,500
Customers
20
Employee
$2,300,000
Funds Raised to Date
Verified Funding

Problem

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.

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Solution

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.

Mission and Vision

BEMPU Health’s mission is to radically improve health outcomes for children by delivering life-saving technology interventions.

Competitive Advantage

The TempWatch is the first hypothermia alert device designed for low-resource community settings. Other methods for detecting hypothermia are not continuous or do not have have an alarm capability, meaning that hypothermia may be detected too late, with dire consequences.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We are working to enter new markets across the globe to increase access to the device.
Funding Goal300,000
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Milestones

Jun 2018
New Country
Benin
Jun 2018
New Country
Zimbabwe
Apr 2018
Oct 2015
May 2015
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$84,000
Nov 2015
Launched