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SELF-ADHERING NONINVASIVE INTRAUTERINE PRESSURE MONITOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19170
Amount: $427,091.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3439 E Winesap Rd, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph A Orr
 (801) 942-4654
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FETAL MONITORING IS USEFUL IN ASSESSING THE PROGRESS OF LABOR AND FOR DETECTION OF PRETERM LABOR, A LEADING CAUSE OF FETAL MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY. COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE SENSORS FOR MONITORING INTRAUTERINE CONTRACTIONS USE CUMBERSOME BELTS AND LARGE AND BULKY SENSORS WHICH ARE UNCOMFORATABLE AND LIMIT THE PATIENT'S MOBILITY. A SMALL AND SIMPLE SELF-ADHERING INTRAUTERINE PRESSURE MONITOR HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE SENSOR CONSISTS OF AN AIR-FILLED SEMI-RIGID-WALLED DISPOSABLE BUBBLE THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE ABDOMEN BY AN ADHESIVE AND PRESSES SLIGHTLY INTO THE ABDOMINAL WALL SO THAT CHANGES IN INTRAUTERINE PRESSURE CAN BE MEASURED. THE DEVICE DEMONSTRATES AN EXCELLENT CORRELATION WHEN COMPARED TO A COMMERCIAL TOCODYNAMOMETER FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF CONTRACTION DURATION AND FREQUENCY. ONCE THE DESIGN IS OPTIMIZED, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DISPOSABLE BUBBLLE MONITOR WILL BE A COMMERCIAL SUCCESS BECAUSE OF THE CONVENIENCE OF ATTACHMENT, LOWER NOISE, GREATER COMFORT, LOWER COST, AND CONVENIENCE AFFORDED TO THE NURSE AND TO THE PATIENT.

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