Updated on September 5, 2018


Created on May 25, 2016

DripAssist Infusion Rate Monitor

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DripAssist is a rate monitor for IV delivery.

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Product Description

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

Manufacturing/Building Method

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

Patent Protected

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

Measurement units

Flow rate (mL/h), drops per minute (dp/m) and total volume (mL)


±1% drip rate

Alarm (Y/N)

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)


Design Specifications

Technical Support

Provided by in country distributor or call/email info@shiftlabs.com. Webinars are available for DripAssist training. Interview with representative

Replacement Components

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)

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