North-West University
Overview of innovation

The digital infantometer provides accurate digital anthropometric measurement data for tracking the development of babies. The accurate measurement of weight, recumbent length and head circumference data are prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to assess the optimal growth of babies up to the age of 2. The system electronically captures all 3 of these measurements simultaneously and then proceeds to store and analyse the data. Automatic alerts are sent to healthcare professionals (nurses, doctors or dieticians) if outliers in the data are observed.

Although infantometers are commonly used in practice, this is the first device to take electronic measurements, analyse and report the data and keep digital records that are geographically-tagged and generate trend-type data over time. 

Innovation Opportunity Type
Human health and social work activities
Medical Devices
Human health activities
Health Technologies
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Experimental prototype developed
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