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Smart wearable for non-invasive foetal heart monitoring

To deal with the challenge of stillbirths and miscarriages, we propose the development of a smart low-cost wearable device that can be worn by the pregnant woman and can assist in heartrate monitoring (and diagnosis) of the mother and the foetus during the various stages of pregnancy.

The main outcome of the project will be a functional wearable device that will detect, monitor and analyse the heart-rate variability (HRV) of the mother and the foetus, using a suitable non-invasive approach and transmit this data into the required clinical format to a remote server. This will allow a remote clinician/gynecologist to timely examine and respond to the patient through tele-health. 


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Project last modified 15/07/2022