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ASHA / Rural Baby Monitoring




About 7.8 million babies are born with low birth weight (under 2.5 kg) in India each year with a 20% mortality rate, mainly due to a lack of literacy, awareness, and poor accessibility to local hospitals. ASHA workers (Accredited Social Health Activists) are women from the rural communities who have basic training from the hospital regarding birth and childcare, but they lack the tools to measure vital signs. ASHA is a tool that helps these women to check the baby’s vitals easily, accurately and regularly in the home and to track the baby’s progress. This makes the work of the ASHAs more credible and reduces the child mortality rate.

Wonderful idea, great social value, very high level of elaboration. Easy and ergonomically obvious design, light and friendly
It is an honor for me to win the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2017. I hope this award helps me to create a platform for awareness and support to take this project further to address the problems out in the real world where it is needed.
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Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Peter Alwin,
Umeå Institute of Design

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