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10 promising wearables to make the world a better place

14 Oct 2015  | Hailey Lynne McKeefry

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Product: Raksh

Country of origin: India

Raksh

Description: Named after the Sanskrit word "safeguard" and designed by a group of university students, this device costs $25 and is worn in the ear to track a child's respiration rate, heart rate, body temperature and relative breath humidity

Product: SoaPen

Country of origin: India and Korea

SoaPen

Description: An interactive crayon-like device, a wearable and portable soap, re-designed to encourage hand washing amongst young children to reduce the risk of catching and spreading disease thereby increasing their lifespan

Product: teleScrypts

Country of origin: East Africa and U.S.

teleScrypts

Description: A wearable device to take patients' vitals and send the data to health care workers to solve the challenge of providing healthcare workers with advanced healthcare technology in low resource communities at a low cost


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