Sensing Strip for Pre-eclampsia

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About this medical device
Sensingstrip.jpg
Status Prototype
Replicated in Africa, Asia, South America
Health topic Maternal mortality
Health classification Diagnosis
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Documentation data

Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are two leading causes of maternal death in low-resource settings. Both conditions are difficult to diagnose.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

This low-cost, solar-powered sensing strip will detect the early presence of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia. The skin of the strip is composed of flexible polymers and carbon-based materials. The strip will create an electrical current change when biomarkers indicating the presence of eclampsia are detected.

Describe its relevance for resource-constrained settings[edit | edit source]

This technology is specifically designed for use in developing countries due to its low cost and the fact that it is powered by solar energy.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Professor Zhenan Bao, a Chemical Engineering professor at Stanford University.
  • The Bao Research website available here.

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

Funding is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

References[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Bergeron, Louis. (2011). Stanford Researcher's New Stretchable Solar Cells Will Power Artificial Electronic 'Super Skin.' Photonics Online. Link available here.

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Pre-eclamspia sensing strip. (n.d.). Maternal and Neonatal Directerd Assessment of Technology. Link available here.