Bempu Hypothermia Alert Device

Ratul Narain

Product description Brand name and product description

The Bempu Hypothermia Alert Device is a bracelet that uses a sophisticated algorithm to identify hypothermia from continuous temperature measurement at the wrist of a newborn. Information for this product was provided courtesy of the WHO’s 2016 Call for Innovative Health Technologies for Low-Resource Settings

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The device is currently available in India and Nigeria. The devices is targeted for distribution in Africa and South Asia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The list price is $15 USD and the market price is $21 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Axillary thermometers, High-end vital systems, Tummy-toe hand touch technique (a simple temperature gauging trick taught to parents in low resource areas where parents touch their newborn’s hand/foot and compare the temperature to their belly), ThermoSpot

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Newborns at risk of developing hypothermia

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

The device is intended to be used on newborns weighing 0.8 – 3.6 kg. Monitoring is done by nurses in understaffed clinics and parents at home.

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