neoGuard: A 4-in-1 vital signs monitoring solution
neoGuard, Neopenda's first product, is a small wearable medical device that monitors the vital signs of critically ill newborns being cared for in hospitals in low-resource areas. We have re-engineered clinically validated technologies into a low-powered multiparameter monitor that measures pulse rate, respiratory rate, peripheral blood oxygen saturation, and temperature. The wearables are powered by rechargeable batteries, and wirelessly transmit health data to a central monitoring application which alerts health workers in real time when a newborn is in distress. This solution is being designed hand-in-hand with nurses and doctors in Uganda, to ensure it will meet the needs and constraints of low-resource settings. The patent-pending product is currently undergoing clinical validation.