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Bracelets from Bengaluru saving babies in Papua New Guinea

The tiny bracelet worn on the baby’s hand flashes orange light along with alarm to alert the parents when the baby gets cold. BENGALURU: An eight-gram bracelet, Bempu, from Bengaluru is saving lives of babies in far off Papua New Guinea (PNG). The bracelet tied on a baby’s wrist gives out alerts whenever temperature drops, a condition called hypothermia seen in newborns with low birth weight. Bempu, an acronym of sorts for baby temperature, is a made in-India hypothermia alert device and was innovated in 2016 by Bengaluru-based Ratul Narain, a Stanford University alumnus. Now, the United Nations International […]

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