Health Workers Empowered
Health Facilities using Bempu
** Lives Saved is currently estimated at 4% of all babies given the bracelet. LANCET suggests 19-42% of all newborn deaths could be averted by thermal management. With a 3% death rate for all newborns, this comes to ~1% reduction for all newborns (however our bracelet is given to LBWs which have a higher death rate). Our Rajasthan study suggested a 7% of LBW newborns wearing the band were saved. More studies are required for an accurate estimate.
List of Clinical Studies
Sensitivity & Specificity
Sensitivity and Specificity Study of BEMPU Bracelet in Detecting Hypothermia in Low Birth Weight Neonates (JIPMER, Pondicherry)
Mortality Rate Reduction
Hypothermia detection and alert device’s impact on newborn survival in a community setting (National Health Mission, Rajasthan)
UNICEF Madhya Pradesh and National Health Mission Madhya Pradesh Feasibility Pilot
Weight Gain Promotion
Hypothermia alert device in low birth weight newborns and the effect of kangaroo mother care and weight gain: a randomized control trial (Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore)
Catching and Reducing Hypothermia in Newborns in Clinical and Home settings in India: Utility of a New Medical Device (St. Philomena’s, Bangalore)
We currently have 5 different ongoing studies in Goa, Hyderabad, Delhi, Belgaum, and Gujarat in private, medical, government hospitals to assess the effect of the TempWatch on weight gain, KMC compliance, and weight loss in very low birthweight, low-birth weight, and low normal birth weight babies.
A novel device for home-based monitoring of high-risk newborns detects complications and reassures parents: Pilot results (Meenakshi Hospital, Shivamogga Institute of Medical Sciences, Vydehi, Karnataka)
Determine the accuracy and efficacy of ApneBoot in resolving apneas with respect to standard of care – non-randomized comparative study (Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad)