«An inexpensive sensing glove may be able to lend a helping hand during labor and delivery in developing countries.»

«The glove is designed to transmit data on fetal position and force applied to the fetal head, and the data is then provided in real time on a smartphone app. The technology may be invaluable in preventing obstructed labor and stillbirth in low-resource regions, according to a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Global Women’s Health.»

«According to the researchers, 98% of stillbirths occur in low- and middle-income countries where more advanced medical technologies and skilled healthcare workers are not always available. They say obstructed labor, where the position or size of the fetus blocks its passage through the birth canal, is a major factor underlying this issue. Doctors can remedy this situation using various techniques, but they first need to identify the problem, preferably as early as possible. The motivation behind this study was to create a low-cost solution for doctors in low-resource regions.»

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