Saving Lives with Wearable Technology; Khushi Baby Implementing Health Innovation in India

Khushi Baby

What started as a Yale undergraduate project is on its way to becoming a global health innovation that could lead to improved immunization for children in the developing world.

Khushi Baby (“khushi” means “happy” in Hindi) is a necklace containing a computer chip that stores up to two years of immunization records for young children. When linked to a mobile application using Near Field Communication technology, health care workers seeing patients in remote villages in India can access real-time data to help them ensure that children get and stay up to date on all of their necessary vaccinations.

http://publichealth.yale.edu/news/article.aspx?id=11817