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Imagine a wearable monitoring device that could perform comfortably, even in one of the most critical medical moments of many womens’ lives: labor. A new prototype “Bellyband” is currently being developed to monitor uterine contractions (and eventually, fetal heartbeat) for women giving birth or experiencing high-risk stages of pregnancy. Key to the design are the conductive threads that form a flexible, functional “antenna.”

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  • Title: Second Skin
  • Location Created: Philadelphia, United States

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