Grameen Intel takes up project to improve maternal health

“Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd. has developed a state-of-the-art smart bangle, especially designed for pregnant women, that can play a revolutionary role in improving maternal health. This is an innovative and absolutely new concept not only in Bangladesh but also in the rest of the world,” GISB’s CEO Kazi Huque said in an interview with The Daily Star.

GISB soon plans to go for large-scale marketing of the bangle that has been named Coel; it will be available at a price of Tk 1,000 to Tk 1,200, said Huque, who is also the finance director for Intel Corporation. A unique feature of the bangle is that it can detect and alert the presence and level of indoor air pollution, particularly carbon monoxide, during daily activities like cooking that often involves burning wood, charcoal or animal dung, said Huque.

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