We just wrote about one of the two UNICEF Wearables for Good challenge winners (well, we lifted it from our sister site Health Tech Insider). There was another winner — one that weds RFID with a cultural totem to help health-care workers know whether a kid has been vaccinated.
In rural places, access to the Internet is limited, as is access to reliable written medical records. Khushi Baby tries to surmount both problems.
The Khushi Baby is a small pendant in the form of a “kaala dhaago” a black thread worn by Northern Indian children to protect them from the evil eye. The pendant contains an NFC chip with the child’s immunization record; connectivity to the internet is not required to read the chip (think pet tagging), although updating the information obviously would.
As with the SoaPen, the Kushi Baby team wins $15,000 funding, plus an incubation prize package and mentoring from sponsors UNICEF, ARM, and Frog.