Gizmo

2019-03-01 08:14:00

A fetal heart monitor small enough to be worn by pregnant women while they sleep could help prevent stillbirths by detecting abnormalities and raising the alarm. The cellphone-sized device uses four electrodes on a woman’s abdomen to pick up the nanovolt-strength electrical signals of a fetal heartbeat. The device has been developed by Monica Healthcare, a spin-off from the University of Nottingham in the UK,