“These results are really promising — if I told you 10 years ago that I thought mobile phones could strengthen national health systems, you would have told me I’m crazy. I’m excited to see if wearable and sensor technologies could be the next mobile revolution” (Erica Kochi, co-lead and co-founder of Unicef Innovation).
The necklace, called Khushi Baby, stores electronic health data to track child immunization and was one winner of The Wearables for Good competition, launched by Unicef. It works by using 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. Full story here.