Khushi Baby Wins $250K Johnson & Johnson Prize

Khushi Baby, the company behind a potentially life-saving device that originated at the Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID), has won a $250,000 prize from Johnson and Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson’s GenH Challenge for Maternal and Child Health invited participants to from around the world to submit globally-relevant solutions to undergoing health challenges. In total, they received 1,061 registrations across 74 countries. Khushi Baby, currently based in India, was the grand prize winner.

The Khushi Baby system includes a necklace with a computer chip inside that stores up to two years of vaccination records for young children. The system uses near field communication (NFC) technology to send and receive information through a smartphone. Data is synced to the cloud and displayed on a dashboard accessible to health officials. Even without a connection to a central database, health workers can scan the chip, see the health information and update it if needed.