A bracelet to save babies in India
“Deutsche Welle” (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, has featured the winner of our frist prize Bempu Health (empowering people. Award 2016). Bempu is an innovative temperature monitoring bracelet, which prevents preterm babies and low-weight newborns from developing hypothermia. The wristband clearly and intuitively alerts caregivers if a baby’s temperature drops and the baby becomes hypothermic. This can have serious and long-term consequences on a child’s health including retarded growth, poor organ development, and even death. Once the alert has been sounded, a parent or nurse can swaddle the baby – a proven health intervention, which rapidly raises a newborn’s temperature. For further information please watch DW’s video on BEMPU.