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DelivAssure - A novel monitoring device to detect hypoxia during childbirth

Project Member(s): Fox, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Cooperative Research Centre - Projects CRC-P)
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Cooperative Research Centre - Projects CRC-P)
VitalTrace Pty Ltd (VitalTrace Pty Ltd CRC-P)

Start year: 2022

Summary: VitalTrace’s device presents a resolution of an unmet clinical need for first use in Australia allowing obstetricians to see an increased fetal lactate as it develops in real time, resulting in faster and more precise diagnosis of fetal distress. The device is designed to observe trends towards hypoxia in real time and with the quantitative objectivity of absolute lactate to promptly make clinical decisions that can save lives. Babies who need intervention would get it before sustaining brain and other organ injury. Also, as the measurement is precise, with high sensitivity and low false positives, intervention would only occur when necessary by objective evidence of raised lactate, rather than due to false positives or clinician discretion.

Publications:

Coddington, R, Fox, D, Scarf, V & Catling, C 2022, 'Getting kicked off the program: Women’s experiences of antenatal exclusion from publicly-funded homebirth in Australia', Women and Birth.
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FOR Codes: Midwifery, Health, Expanding Knowledge in Technology, Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences, Provision of health and support services