Bempu is a simple, inexpensive and innovative bracelet which detects and alerts in the event of hypothermia, facilitating improved thermal care of newborns. If hypothermic for 5 minutes, the device sounds an alarm and blinks an orange light to alert the caretaker to warm the infant. Once warm, the device returns to blinking a blue light every 30 seconds implying normothermia. It is now available for purchase on the VIA Marketplace.
- Enables early intervention: Bempu continuously keeps a check on the often unnoticed temperature variations and alerts for timely.
- Protects in the critical neonatal period: Bempu continues to protect throughout the critical neonatal period, even when the newborn is discharged to home.
- Promotes weight gain and growth: Bempu prevents prolonged cold stress and ensures the newborn maintains a healthy temperature, promoting weight gain and healthy growth.
Bempu is supported in part by several global health organizations.