NeoBeat Newborn Heart Rate Meter

Laerdal Medical AS

A reusable neonatal ECG heart rate meter.

Courtesy of WHO Compendium 2021

Product description Brand name and product description

NeoBeat is a reusable, consumable-free heart rate meter that provides an accurate and continuous display of newborn heart rate. The device takes seconds to put on a newborn’s abdomen, and the instantaneous heart rate can help guide neonatal resuscitation.

This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.

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


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.

150 USD

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

Traditional ECG adhesive electrodes, stethoscope, or umbilical cord palpation.

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 target users for this product are midwives working in hospitals in low-resource settings.

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