Nearly 3 million babies die in their first month of life every year,
and 98% of these deaths occur in the developing world.
It's time to help all newborns survive and thrive.
While there has been exciting progress in reducing infant and child deaths worldwide, too many newborns continue to die each year even though the primary causes—complications of birth asphyxia, prematurity, and infections—are preventable with timely treatment. There is an urgent need to improve newborn survival and health, however, hospitals in the developing world are severely challenged by limited resources. Newborns in particular suffer from this strain because they are especially vulnerable in their first days of life. Without sufficient manpower to manually measure newborns’ vital signs at the necessary intervals, babies in distress often go unnoticed while healthcare workers are occupied elsewhere.
Our solution is a simple, low-cost, low-power wearable device that continuously monitors newborns' key vital signs.