Back within the day, bangles have been thought-about to be an additional defend and supply security to women. Now, that very same bangle is proving to be a life saviour for hundreds of pregnant women in rural India and Bangladesh.
All because of a Bangladesh-based firm’s revolutionary innovation referred to as ‘Smart Bangles’. The high-tech bangle is designed to alert pregnant women concerning the presence of poisonous fumes and provides them audio recommendations on maternal health.
Made of sturdy plastic, the bangle is water resistant and has a long-lasting battery that doesn’t require charging all through the period of a being pregnant.
The ‘Smart Bangle’ design is the results of a three way partnership between the Intel Corporation and Bangladesh non-profit Grameen Trust.
“In rural areas, mobile connectivity – and mobile access for women – is an issue, as phones are controlled by men. While we had also developed mobile apps for maternal health, we realised a wearable device solely for women, something she would likely wear all the time, would be better to connect with women in rural areas,” stated Pavel Hoq, Chief Operating Officer at Intel Social Business to Reuters.
The gadget which is designed to face up to the wear and tear and tear of every day chores could be recharged and reused many occasions. And the ornamental end makes it stand out from the common health units or sensible watches.
The bangle delivers two wellness messages every week within the native language, together with what to eat and when to see the physician. In case of excessive ranges of carbon monoxide fumes being generated whereas cooking with firewood, charcoal, or dung, the bracelet sounds an alarm.
“While we had also developed mobile apps for maternal health, we realised a wearable device solely for women, something they would likely wear all the time, would be better to connect with women in rural areas,” stated Pavel Hoq.
Globally, 830 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related problems day by day.Of this quantity, almost a 3rd are from South Asia. The maternal mortality charges are greater in rural areas because of the apparent lack of infrastructure.
According to Reuters, the bangles, that are referred to as Coel, can be initially priced at about $12-$15, and might be bought in India and Bangladesh first, then in Nepal.
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