Sensing Strip for Pre-eclampsia
|Replicated in||Africa, Asia,|
|Hardware||CC BY-SA 4.0|
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.