DripAssist is an infusion rate monitor that clips onto any gravity drip set to continuously monitor flow rate and volume when administering IV medication.
Information for this product was provided courtesy of the WHO’s 2016 Call for Innovative Health Technologies for Low-Resource Settings.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Coming soon-- visit shiftlabs.com/distributors to view major DripAssist distributors listed by country. Interview with representative
Manufactured in USA under specific conditions required to maintain regulatory compliance of class II medical device according to FDA classifications (11b for CE).
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the product/service from the manufacturer, national distributor, international distributor, and direct sales.
Distributions to Date Status
1,000-10,000 units Interview with representative
Maximum dose volume monitored
999mLInterview with representative
Flow rate (mL/h), drops per minute (dp/m) and total volume (mL)
±1% drip rate
Yes, 89 dB at 10cm approx. Sounds at ±13% rate change or when flow stops.
Power supply type
One AA battery
Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)
Yes, I.V drip and medication
Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)
Provided by in country distributor or call/email email@example.com. Webinars are available for DripAssist training. Interview with representative
One AA battery, which the user should be able to find in his or her country of residence ^(Interview with representative)
2+ years Interview with representative Battery life on a full charge is 360-400 hours. Interview with representative.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
To solve a problem that nurses and doctors reported having-- administering medication accurately with gravity. ^(Interview with representative)
Vetted Performance Status
Nurses and doctors at international health organizations and hospitals report being able to administer medication accurately with DripAssist Interview with representative.
Certain safety precautions can be found in a user manual
Complementary Technical Systems
I.V. drip, medication
Academic Research and References
Raghavendra B ; Vijayalakshmi K ; Manish Arora, Intravenous Drip Meter and Controller, IEEE Xplore: 24 March 2016
Compliance with regulations
FDA-cleared and CE-marked IEC 60601-1: 2005 + CORR. 1:2006 + CORR. 2:2007 + AM1:2012 ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005+A2 (R2012)