KynderMed is harnessing preventative home health care and exciting new medical insights to prevent preterm births and reduce infant mortality. Globally preterm birth results in 1,000,000 infant deaths per year plus another 2,000,000 infants born with lifelong serious disabilities.

The product is a simple non-invasive medical device, posing as a sleep mask. The device controls the secretion of the hormone melatonin whose receptors only appear in the uterus during labor. The mask emits a low intensity blue light onto the sleeping woman’s eyelids. The light will not awaken most women, but it will be sufficient to prevent the onset of contractions.