Social Impact Project for Research Experteer to Support BEMPU’s ApneBoot Innovation

How This Works

In the MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship, you will learn how to advance your for-good career while getting hands on experience on projects like this one.

Project Description and Impact

The BEMPU ApneBoot is a first-of-its-kind apnea detection and auto-resolution system. ApneBoot uses pulse oximetry to monitor the newborn in case vitals drop below certain thresholds correlating with an apnea. If that happens, the device has a probe bound to the sole of the baby’s foot which vibrates immediately. The vibration against the foot nerves can help to restart breathing, in the same way that clinicians may flick the foot sole in case of central apnea. More information is available in the video below or at

BEMPU ApneBoot has published clinical evidence on the efficacy of the device. BEMPU is seeking experienced research institutions to do additional independent studies on ApneBoot to evaluate its clinical impact in premature babies. We have a bias towards studies which can be approved, executed and submitted for publication by July 2022.

To be considered, please submit the short application below by 15/12/2021. If we determine you are eligible for this project, we will follow up requesting additional information on your study proposal.

Applications can be submitted at

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Learning Opportunity

By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.


This project accepts virtual experteers.

About the Hosting Organization

BEMPU Health is a For-profit with social mission working on Health / Wellness / Fitness.


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