B E M P U H E A LT H
I N N O VAT I O N P O R T F O L I O www.bempu.com
Taking baby steps towards a better future.
Our Vision + Mission Our Innovations Newborn Monitoring TempWatch - Hypothermia Alert Device *ApneBoot - Apnea Resolution Device *BabyOnTrack - Online Health Support Platform Kangaroo Care KangaSling - Kangaroo Care Sling *Carelet - Kangaroo Care Tracking Tool *KangaGrow - Kangaroo Care Feedback Tool *Kangubator - Newborn Kangaroo Transport Tool
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Maternal Care UBT Kit - Postpartum Hemorrhage Management Tool *BHappy - Postpartum Depression Screening Tool
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(*Products are currently under development)
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Our Team Advisory Board Supporting Organizations 2
Our top priority lies with children and their parents.
OUR VISION At BEMPU, our vision is for all children to have the chance to live full and healthy lives. To achieve this, BEMPU offers innovative life-saving health products for children in low-resource areas.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to radically improve maternal, neonatal and child health outcomes in low and middle income countries by developing and commercializing life-saving healthcare technologies. At BEMPU, we look at a problem holistically and bridge the gap between an unmet clinical need and a viable solution. We design, develop, manufacture, sell and market solutions to reach our users. 4
Catches hypothermia and infections early in low weight newborns at home
The Problem The Solution
Low weight newborns are at high risk of Hypothermia and infection, leading to poor weight gain, high care costs and even death.
The BEMPU TempWatch monitors the newbornâ€™s temperature continuously for one month. If the baby is ever hypothermic, it alerts the caregiver with an intuitive audio-visual alarm. This enables the them to perform Kangaroo Care to prevent hypothermia-related illness or death.
Regular temperature monitoring is impractical in low-resource settings by parents who lack the tools or training to screen for Hypothermia. Each year 22 MILLION babies are born Low Birth Weight
Nearly 2 . 5 MILLION newborns die within the ďŹ rst month of life
PR OM OT ES K M C & B R EA S T F EE DI N G
I M P ROV E S WE I G H T G AIN
The alarm prompts mothers to give more Kangaroo Care to their newborns resulting in increased breastfeeding
TempWatch prevents prolonged cold stress and ensures the newborn maintains a healthy temperature, promoting weight gain and healthy growth
As many as 42% of newborn deaths are related to Hypothermia
DE TECTS INF ECTIO N E ARLY
TempWatch continuously keeps a check on the often unnoticed temperature variations and alerts for timely action
24 / 7 PROTECTION F O R 1 MO NTH
USAB LE IN B OTH HOME AND CLINIC
The device is designed to protect the newborn in the critical neonatal period of 1 month
The simple bracelet design makes it usable by both nurses and parents
INTUITIVE & DOUB LE AL ARM
The device alerts with both an audio and a visual alarm to prevent missing an alert
The BEMPU TempWatch has been used in 26 COUNTRIES across the world.
Over 13 ,000 NEWBORNS have been protected by TempWatch.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
The BEMPU TempWatch Program HUM AN RESOURCES placed for training and hand-holding of staff RESULT S WITHIN 6 MONTHS
CUS TOM TR AINING materials & videos in local languages
MONITORING + E VALUATION supported by global health partners
24 HOUR TOLL-FREE C ALL LINE
BR ACELE T DE VICES provide d
Device to manage apneas and auto-stimulate the foot to restart breathing
The Problem Almost all preterm newborns under 34 weeks of gestational age experience apneas, or a cessation of breathing. If not resolved immediately, apneas can lead to irreversible injury or death.
Preterms in India per year are at high risk for apnea
Needs rapid intervention
Attention is delayed/ absent in lowresource settings
The Solution Using pulse oximetry and an auto-stimulation mechanism, ApneBoot is a foot worn device to prevent apneas. It “ﬂicks” and vibrates the foot sole of the newborn stimulating the nervous system to restart breathing in the event of an apnea. The device also creates an audio-visual alarm to get the caretaker’s attention. It empowers nurses and mothers to rapidly intervene before any injury can occur.
INSTANTANEOUS STIMUL ATION
USEAB LE FOR B OTH CLINIC AND TRANSPORT
PPV in detecting Bradycardia and/ or Desaturation
NO SKILLED TRAINING REQUIRED
Efficacy in auto-resolving Primary Apneas 10
Personalized online health support for new parents
BabyOnTrack Barely! I think the cold is getting worse. She is irritable and cranky.
BabyOnTrack Good morning, Roshni! How is your baby doing today?
BabyOnTrack What diet should I follow to increase my breastmilk supply?
Okay. Please send a 2 minute video where her breathing can be clearly observed.
VACCINATION REMINDER: Hib 2 Rotavirus 2 PCV 2 dose is due this week. Please schedule an appointment with your doctor. Thanks! My baby has some red rashes on her neck today… it’s right under her chin. Should I be worried?
Her breathing is fast and noisy. Try giving steam to relieve nasal congestion. In addition to you diet, the best way to increase milk is avoiding stress and mainaining a calm and restful state of mind. We also suggest warm breast massaging and Kangaroo Care.
It looks like there isn’t much to worry about. Apply coconut oil on her neck once a day and note any changes over the next 2 days.
What is Kangaroo Care?
BabyOnTrack is an online home support platform for parents of newborns. Through calls and messages, it connects parents to an in-house clinical team that provides personalized counselling and advice on common newborn concerns. For high risk babies, proactive monitoring is conducted through frequent follow-ups and videos to monitor daily behaviours. Content is designed to educate parents on health-promoting behaviours at home, such as breastfeeding, KMC, maternal nutrition and hygiene. If an anomaly is detected, parents are guided by our clinical team on appropriate home-based care, or are advised to seek medical attention. In addition, parents are sent reminders for vaccinations, well-baby check-ups and screening of developmental milestones at home. Personalized care and follow-ups help us improve parent engagement and compliance.
The Problem Quality of private healthcare varies across India and particularly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, there is a disconnect in information ﬂow between doctors and new parents. Parents leave the hospital with minimal training on best practices and healthy behaviors to follow at home, thereby feeling unprepared to make informed decisions about their baby's health. They struggle with not knowing "what is normal". Information available online is fragmented and generic, and taking a baby back to the hospital is expensive and inconvenient.
KE Y SE R V I CE FEATURE S:
Personalized Medical Advice
On-demand Video Assessment
Vaccination Schedule Reminders
300+ BABIES (<1 YEAR) M O N I TO R E D ACR O S S I N D I A
400+ C A S E S O F CO U N S E L L I N G R E S U LT I N G I N I M P R OV E D PA R E N TA L C A R E
Daily Proactive Health Tracking
45+ H E A LT H CO M P L I CAT I O N S D E T EC T E D IN BABIES
Developmental Milestone Assessment
Helps parents provide prolonged Kangaroo Care to their newborn 13
The Problem Regular Kangaroo Care has shown to have signiďŹ cant positive health outcomes for babies. However, it can be uncomfortable over long periods of time. Further, in communal home settings, mothers resume household activities and they often lack privacy, which leads to reduced motivation to provide Kangaroo Care to their babies.
I NADE QUAT E PRACTI CE
KangaSling enables comfortable, hands-free Kangaroo Care for prolonged periods of time. With an ergonomic and secure design, the KangaSling empowers parents to independently place the baby in Kangaroo Care position and continue daily tasks with ease. A front ďŹ‚ap makes diaper-changing and breastfeeding simple.
Nappy for hip-support + Adjustable neck-support
Front flap for easy breastfeeding during Kangaroo Care
NO ASSISTANCE REQUIRED AND HANDS-FREE
ERGONOMIC FOR PROLONGED KANGAROO CARE
Designed for privacy + Secure and snug fit 14
Other Kangaroo Care Innovations
Tracks quantity and quality of Kangaroo Care received by newborn at home
Carelet is a Kangaroo Care (KC) monitoring bracelet that tracks the quantity and quality of KC provided and prompts parents to improve compliance thereby improving health outcomes for babies. Carelet records the number and duration of KC episodes and 1) gives visual feedback to parents either showing them they need to correct or continue KC and 2) enables the data to be accessed by Health Workers and updated in a hospital-based tracking app.
A smart tool to promote Kangaroo Care amongst all family members
Kangagrow is a behavioural design tool to promote Kangaroo Care (KC) amongst all family members. The tool measures the amount of KC given to a newborn and subsequently offers a real-time emotionally motivating audio-visual feedback. Kangagrow is a smart sleeve that can be attached to any existing sling or wrap to augment it into a smart sling to encourage KC.
A wearable jacket to enable safe transport through Kangaroo Care
Kangubator is a low-cost inďŹ‚atable jacket to enable Kangaroo Transport, allowing any adult to act as a human incubator during transport of preterm and LBW newborns. It enables safe and effective Kangaroo Care and mimics in-utero conditions to prevent transport-induced hypothermia and noise-vibration stress. Kangubator ensures safety of newborns and reduces clinical 16 morbidities and mortalities related to transportation care.
Maternal Care Innovations 17
Low-cost postpartum hemorrhage management tool
The UBT-Kit is a low-cost, easy-to-use and safe intervention designed to enable management of uncontrolled Postpartum Hemorrhage. The uterine balloon tamponade system is assembled using simple components- foley catheter, condom, string, syringe, and clean water. This kit can be used by health providers to reduce the risk of maternal mortality due to PPH.
A simplified screening tool to detect postpartum depression in Mothers
BHappy is an app and paper-based tool used by health providers to screen mothers for Postpartum Depression at discharge and key neonatal follow-up visits. Based on a motherâ€™s responses, BHappy will categorize the mother as healthy, at risk, or needs immediate attention, after which mothers and their families will be connected to appropriate clinical assistance and also be 18 counselled on proper maternal and newborn care.
THE TE A M
We are a team of passionate and skilled health advocates working together to build technologies that will drastically improve global health. Our expertise ranges from biomedical and mechanical engineering, product design, medical electronics engineering, marketing and operations management, and public health.
With a passion to save lives, BEMPU health was founded by Ratul Narain Stanford University Johnson & Johnson, CA Echoing Green Fellow 19
We are dedicated to developing affordable, technology-based health interventions for low-resource settings.
Our Strategic Advisory Board
Former MD of Quest Diagnostics
Founder of Akeso Healthcare
Former CTO of Phoenix Medical
Our Global Technical Advisory Group
Senior Advisor for Global Partnerships and Newborn Health, USAID
Senior Director of Technical Leadership, Saving Newborn Lives/ Save the Children
Our Clinical Advisory Board Supporting Organizations Dr. Ranjan Pejavar
(Medical Director) Chief, Meenakshi Hospital, Bangalore Former President IAP, Editor in Chief Perinatology, Neonatal Innovator
Dr. Neelam Kler
Chairperson of Neonatology Dept, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi Padmabhusan Recipient 2014
Dr. Sanjay Wazir
Director of NICU of Cloudnine Care, Gurgaon
Dr. Saudamini Nesargi
Assistant Professor of Neonatology, St. Johnâ€™s Medical College, Bangalore
Dr. Archana Bilagi
Chief of Neonatology at St. Philomenaâ€™s, Bangalore Secretary, NNF-Karnataka 2
Bempu Health Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, India
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(Updated February 2019)