OB Smart is developing a device to accurately measure dilation and effacement of the cervix.
Currently, women have no accurate measuring tool for use at home to confirm when labor actually begins. The OB Smart device will give women the freedom to listen to their bodies and to deliver their babies with confidence.
OB Smart is developing a home-use device to accurately measure effacement and dilation of the cervix.
The small, portable device will be suitable for women in their third trimester. Comfortable to use, it will offer women toward the end of their pregnancy increased confidence, reduced trips to the hospital, and improved patient care.
Founded: June 2016
Stage: Technology development
Investor: The Trendlines Group
Generally, the onset of labor begins with uterine contractions that bring about cervical effacement and dilation (thinning and opening). One of the most common indications of true labor used in hospitals in the United States and developed countries is dilation between 3 and 4 centimeters accompanied by regular contractions.
Today, women are examined in the hospital or clinic to verify active labor. Timely, accurate measurement of cervical dilation is critical as it determines the different stages of active labor and can be one important indicator of abnormalities.
There are approximately 136 million births annually worldwide (WHO). OB Smart estimates its potential market at 30 million women (from mid- to high-socioeconomic levels).
Home-use device to accurately measure effacement and dilation of the cervix
Ali Stern-Cohen, CEO
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