Health and Well Being
This project will be exhibited at Design Degree Show 2015, 13th to 17th June.
Growth Monitoring Device for Infants
45% of global infant deaths are from nourishment issues. Such problems can be monitored and diagnosed from growth monitoring of children. Growth monitoring of children is a standard practice followed all over the world from birth till the age of 18. It allows detection of growth problems, nutrition deficiencies and endocrine diseases.
Endocrine problems at a young age manifest into serious problems as an adult. These problems can be monitored and detected at a young age. Parent scan be given information baout nutrition, or referred to doctors in case of a problem.
The various equipment available for Growth monitoring are often not used by Health workers who set up health camps in remote locations due to various usability issues. The current scenario, use of these devices or lack thereof has been studied. Concepts for easier use, accurate measurements and data recording of growth monitoring systems were explored. The final concept was a portable product that is simple to use, has data recording capabilities and is affordable for use in health camps and rural hospitals.