Timestrip Vaccine Indicator can Help in Reminding Immunization Schedule
Timestrip, a company based in Cambridge announced on December 19, 2017, that they have developed a medical wearable wrist band for monitoring the immunization schedule.
According to Wearable Medical Devices Market report published by Coherent Market Insights, wearable medical devices such as bands with sensors can aid in improving lifestyle of a person with disorder and it can help in monitoring physical activates of body. The device is named as Vaccine Indicator Reminder (VIR) that shows simple countdown bar on its front indicating time left before the next vaccination due. The device can be activated using press of the finger on the VIR’s face. A predictable chemical process, which relies on a food dye, works inside the device to keep track of how much time has passed since a baby was outfitted with the VIR.
Lack of proper medical system in emerging economies can hamper the health of population. Parents often forget to vaccinate kids, which leads to development of severe disorders in future. This initiative taken by Timestrip can help in improving vaccination rates even in poorly served areas. Easy to operate indicator is being placed around the ankles of some newborn babies in Pakistan and Nigeria.
There are three different types of bands available currently each colored differently and featuring a different preset timer length, allowing a clinic to choose which to put on a child depending on when the next vaccine is due. Parents simply need to check device in a while to receive an accurate update helping them to schedule a visit to a clinic.
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