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ASHA / Baby Monitoring Device


In India about 7.8 million babies are born with low birth weight (<2.5kg) each year with a 20% mortality rate, mainly due to lack of literacy, awareness, poor accessibility to the local hospital.
ASHA workers who are women from the rural community who have basic training from the hospital regarding mother and childcare lack the basic tools and know how to measure their vitals. The ASHA concept is a tool that helps these women to measure the baby’s vitals easily, accurately and periodically in the homes and help to track its progress. This will not only reduce the child mortality rate but also give credibility to the ASHA’s community effort.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Peter Alwin,
Umeå Institue of Design