Tackling global vaccine adherence with a wearable reminder band for newborns

Trust for Vaccines and Immunization

Research and Strategy
UX Design
Industrial Design

A tiny, lifesaving reminder

Vaccines save millions of lives every year, yet almost 60% of children in Pakistan never complete their immunization schedule.

We worked with Trust for Vaccines & Immunization to develop a wearable reminder band for newborns. We explored and evolved the band's material, form factor, and technology integration through prototypes and user testing sessions. The vaccine reminder band uses a vegetable-based dye that progresses across a window over time, letting the family know when it's time for the next round of vaccinations.

The Gates Foundation funded an initial pilot in 2015 in rural Pakistan, and a future trial, funded by 3ie, will test the same VIR band in Nigeria.