MUAC bands for identification of malnutrition

Diagnosis of severe acute malnutrition is the measurement of the middle upper arm circumference (MUAC).

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An effective method for the diagnosis of severe acute malnutrition is the measurement of the middle upper arm circumference (MUAC).
Current methods to measure MUAC in a pre-hospital setting is through the use of measuring tape indicators, which require users to be trained in how to apply, adjust the tightness and read the device properly.
This represents a challenge to using MUACs in many developing world contexts. This study explores the technical viability to overcome some of these challenges with conventional MUAC measurement methods using open source 3-D printable click-MUAC bands.

Michaels, R.E. and Pearce, J.M. (2017). 3-D printing open-source click-MUAC bands for identification of malnutrition. Public Health Nutrition, pp.1–4. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017000726 open access

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Mini jmpJoshua Pearce published this design ago