Innovation Stories

Remote Biomonitoring Device for kangaroo mother care (KMC) of neonatal

Researchers at St John’s Research Institute, Neonatologists at St John’s Hospital in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science, have developed a wearable device to monitor the infant’s temperature and kangaroo mother care. the device strapped to the infant’s chest sends temperature and KMC data to the server, where it is analyzed to detect various abnormalities and send feedback to the healthcare workers to take necessary action. This device has been tested in urban areas of Bangalore and remote rural areas of Karnataka in a feasibility study consisting of 100 preterm infants



Indigenous Therapeutic Food

Malnutrition in children in India is a big problem. Dr. Sumathi of the Division of Nutrition has developed a specially designed food called ‘Bal Poshan Aahar’ to tackle the problem of severe malnutrition in children.

A patent has been filed for this innovation and it is being tested in a study for appearance, aroma, flavor, consistency, and acceptability by the child.