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A high-tech bangle that alerts pregnant women to toxic fumes and issues audio tips promises to help boost maternal health across South Asia, as smart devices deliver more and more services to remote communities.The device can be recharged and reused many times, Hoq said.The decorative finish differentiates the bangle from many other wrist-worn fitness devices or smart watches.In Bangladesh, where more than 70 percent of babies are born at home, about 5,000 maternal deaths and nearly 77,000 neonatal deaths are reported annually, according to the WHO.It is a growing market: About 2.5 million such wearable devices were sold in India last year, most priced under $50, according to data from research firm International Data Corporation.
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