3rd Stone Design @2019

NON-PNEUMATIC ANTI-SHOCK GARMENT

A lightweight solution for Postpartum Hemorrhage

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DESIGN CHALLENGE

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) continues to be the single most common cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, accounting for approximately 25 percent of maternal deaths globally. Over 90 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries where the infrastructure and training at primary care facilities are not sufficient to handle obstetric emergencies. A method to manage PPH is the use of a non-pneumatic anti- shock garment (NASG). The NASG is a lightweight neoprene garment made up of five segments that close tightly around the body. By applying pressure to the abdomen and lower body, the NASG is able to stabilize vital signs and resolve hypovolemic shock.

OUR ROLE

Design Refinement

Engineering

Documentation, Inspection and Test Criteria

Sourcing of Suppliers: Identified, surveyed, visited, and evaluated more than 40 potential manufacturers

Transfer to Manufacture to 2 key international suppliers: Blue Fuzion Group and Vissco

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

CLIENT

PATH - the global NGO focused on appropriate global health solutions, and LifeWrap