Asha is a simple handheld device to help ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers monitor the vitals and track the growth of infants on a regular basis, without having to visit a hospital.

Asha consists of a solar powered, digital scale for measuring the baby’s weight and temperature and a specialised blanket onto which the child’s development is recorded. This simple tool helps to save thousands of lives by providing on-time, credible care at a local level.

Umeå Institute of Design

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