The Tiny Bracelet That Saves Newborns from Hypothermia

 A new battery-powered device beeps when a premature baby’s temperature drops, alerting parents to care for them

“Low birth weight newborns need special care and attention because they can easily become hypothermic,” said neonatologist Dr. Jagadish Somanna, a research associate at IGICH. Hypothermia is a condition where a baby’s core temperature falls below 36.5 C —or 97.7 F — and could lead to various problems like pneumonia, sepsis, and even death.

 

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