Deadline: 3 May 2017
The foundation seeks wearable and/or sensor technologies that will improve the health of mothers and newborns by:
- increasing uptake of healthy behaviors
- facilitating research on maternal and neonatal interventions in low-resource settings
- kangaroo mother care (KMC)
- clean cord care
- neonatal resuscitation
- diagnosis and treatment of infection
- prophylactic uterotonics
- antenatal care
- prevention and treatment of hypertensive disorders for mothers
Phase I projects have a term of 18 months beginning on the project start date. The amount awarded is up to $100,000 USD.
- GCE is open to both foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.
- The foundation seeks proposals that:
- Are rooted in authentic understanding of and experience in local contexts
- Bridge the gaps between user need and demand with technology
- Are forward-thinking, leveraging upcoming and future technological trends
- Funding Criteria:
- Tracker of temperature and position that can stimulate KMC practice
- Sensor for newborn that measures heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, apnea or more
- Sensor on the infant that can alert the mother to infant sleep/wake state, hunger and activity
- Wearable on an expectant mother that could measure and transmit data on blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, activity, sleep state and fetal heart rate
- Patch that can measure metabolites in an infant transcutaneously including glucose, bilirubin, Na and Hb.
- Wearable that will reinforce positive behavior in the mother in breastfeeding, language interaction, soothing behaviors
- Sensor to facilitate handwashing or other infection prevention measures
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.