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Proving Adoption of the Bempu Temperature-Monitoring Band to Prevent Neonatal Hypothermia in Low-Resource Settings

Regular temperature monitoring is an effective means of detection and prevention of hypothermia but in our extensive field research, we observed that newborn temperature monitoring is rarely practiced in under-resourced clinics and uneducated homes. After vetting the need with over 75 pediatricians and filtering through several proposed solutions, we are developing Bempu, a novel, simple low-cost newborn temperature monitoring wristband. The band intuitively alerts a mother in case of hypothermia, enabling her to take early action.

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