Bempu TempWatch

Ratul Narain

A bracelet that detects hypothermia.

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Product description Brand name and product description

The Bempu TempWatch is a bracelet that uses an algorithm to identify hypothermia from continuous temperature measurement at the wrist of a newborn. The watch flashes a light and emits an alert sound when a baby’s temperature is dangerously low, working to inform parents so they can warm their infant and prevent hypothermia.

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

Bempu TempWatch is currently distributed worldwide.

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.

~33 USD (2,450 INR)Converted in August 2021

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)

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

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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

The device is intended to be used on newborns weighing 1 – 5 kg. Monitoring is done by nurses in understaffed clinics and parents at home.

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