Smart Indian necklace stores infants’ vaccination records
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Despite the efforts of healthcare organizations and grassroots NGOs such as Seva Mandir, over one and a half million babies die from vaccine-preventable diseases each year. Looking for a solution, a group of students from Yale University have developed a simple health tracking necklace — a Khushi Baby — which could go a long way towards lowering that sad statistic. In remote communities in Northern India, vaccinations are provided at immunization camps and medical records are handwritten in giant paper logbooks and on easily lost vaccine cards. As such, it is incredibly difficult for community health workers to know when…
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