ChARM is a battery-powered breathing rate monitor designed to help diagnose pneumonia.

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ChARM, otherwise known as the Philips Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor, is a battery-powered breathing rate monitor designed to help with the diagnosis of pneumonia and reduce childhood deaths caused by pneumonia. The monitor provides quantitative feedback on breathing rate and qualitative feedback to the healthcare provider based on the World Health Organization’s IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) guidelines to diagnose fast breathing rates, one of the key vital signs to diagnosing pneumonia. The device is dust-proof, water resistant, and can be used in extreme temperatures.

There are two versions of the CHARM; one model of the CHARM device is for community health workers (CHW) and a second model of the CHARM is rechargeable for professional healthcare workers (PHW) and slightly more expensive.

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Starting at 99 USD, versions for professional health workers are slightly more expensive.

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Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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Product is intended to be used by healthcare workers at point-of-care.

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