Senior Rice students design and build a contraction monitor for mothers-to-be in low-resource settings

Monday, April 02, 2018 1:31 PM | Amy Kavalewitz (Administrator)

Students’ monitor will help moms in labor

MIKE WILLIAMS

 – APRIL 2, 2018

Rice University seniors are developing an efficient and inexpensive uterine contraction monitor to help save the lives of mothers in labor and their newborns in resource-poor settings.

A team of bioengineering students who call themselves Contractionally Obligated designed, built and programmed not only a sensor to monitor women in labor but also a unique test rig. They plan to validate the monitor’s accuracy with the help of faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and their patients. 

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