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Smart Fetal Monitoring Belt

Fetal movement is an important index of fetal well-being. The timely detection of abnormalities in fetal movement or uterine contraction is vital to reduce the incidence of fetal loss, perinatal morbidity and maternal distress. This project aims to develop a new fabric product which can detect fetal movement/uterine contraction and monitor change pattern safely and reliably. The originality and innovation of the proposed new fabric monitoring belt is characterized by its unique structure of detection pad with fabric sensor array and power of control card with multiple functions of signal processing to meet the special requirements of being wearable, reliable, non-intrusive, radiation free and washable. There are no such similar products available in the market.

Awards

Silver Medal in the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2016)
Special award from Scientific Community of Romania in the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2016)
Project No. (ITC) ITP/025/14TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Prof. Jane You
Research Institute The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ITF Amount HK$ 2,657,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2014-11-01
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2017-10-30
Sponsors
Shenzhen Unicare Electronic Co. Limited
Wealth Billion International (HK) Ltd.
IP Number
201610099406.9