Shift Labs’ DripAssist Could Aid in Disaster-Stricken and Developing Regions

In 2012, Shift Labs launched an Indiegogo campaign for a device known as the Drip Clip that would use an automated system to monitor IV drips. Since that time, the company was able to raise money and improve the original design, resulting in the DripAssist. The device is powered using only one AA battery and is able to use an intuitive interface to determine how much fluid has been administered over time. Medical personnel using the device set the volume (mL) per unit of time (hour/ minute) and the DripAssist shows how much fluid has been dispensed on an easy to read monitor. The DripAssist is also equipped with an alarm that lets users know if there has been a leak or if the IV drip has stopped for any reason. The device costs only $350 and its portable, battery-powered design makes it ideal for use in developing regions and disaster-stricken areas. To learn more about the device, please watch the video above.

(Source: medGadget)

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