Almost one million childhood deaths are attributed to pneumonia annually, leading UNICEF to issue a call in 2011 for product innovation to create a respiratory monitor. Now, Royal Philips is almost ready to launch its Children’s Automated Respiration Monitor that is designed to address those needs.
Source: Philips to launch pneumonia Dx wearable to prevent child deaths in poorer countries – FierceMedicalDevices
Read more about pneumonia and its effect on children worldwide in a UNICEF publication.
Do more by exploring UNICEF’s pneumonia statistics. How is the fight against pneumonia going? What effect will this new wearable have on at-risk populations?
Learn how to help with the annual World Pneumonia Day: Act Now