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Fetal Monitoring System

A wireless electrode-based fetal monitoring system designed for use in labor and delivery departments. LaborView is an advanced maternal fetal monitoring system that externally measures labor contractions and the heart rates of the mother and child. The innovative technology offers superior signal capture and digital signal processing that is simple to set up, provides safe, continuous and reliable monitoring, and often without impeding the mother’s mobility during labor.¹

Most of the current electronic maternal-fetal monitoring devices use outdated sensors (a toco [strain gauge]) for contractions and Doppler-based ultrasound to pick up the fetal heart rate). These sensors are frequently inaccurate (with studies showing a failure rate up to 35%) and notorious for requiring frequent adjustments by the nurses. In addition, they typically don’t work well with obese moms. Tight Velcro belts holding them on are uncomfortable, especially for obese moms. They also tether mom to the monitors, reducing mobility, and further increasing the nurse’s workload. The “gold standard” alternatives – the intra-uterine pressure catheter (IUPC) and fetal scalp electrode screwed into the baby’s scalp (FSE) – which require adequate cervical dilation and ruptured membranes; increase costs, and risk infections.

The LaborView Fetal Monitoring system including the electrode array, wireless transmitter, base station, and connector cables for GE and Philips standard fetal monitors is shown below.

LaborView connects with existing maternal fetal monitors in your hospital

The LaborView Fetal Monitoring system features includes:

♥ Non-invasive, easy to apply, and more comfortable (particularly relative to the tight bands required to keep the toco and ultrasound in place and working properly)

♥ Much improved contraction waveforms, particularly in difficult-to-monitor obese patients because electrical signals propagate better through adipose tissue than pressure signals (mean positive percent agreement of approximately 90% of all contractions compared to approximately 70% for standard toco strain gauge when measured against an IUPC) in our clinical trials¹.

♥ Much improved fetal heart rate monitoring while using an external device since it doesn’t need to be constantly readjusted to acquire or maintain the FHR (preliminary data indicate a mean positive percent agreement of 85% compared to 63% for ultrasound when measured against a fetal scalp electrode)

LaborView may stay in place during epidural placement

♥ Maternal heart rate monitoring and successful separation of FHR and MHR

♥ Superior UA data capture, may allow you to delay or avoid IUPC

♥ Nurses love the fact that they don’t need to continually readjust sensors

♥ Reduced trip risk

♥ Superior performance in high BMI patients (Class I, II, and III)

♥ Ambulatory patients mean improved patient satisfaction

♥ Minimized nursing interventions to maintain reliable signals or to permit patient movement

♥ Increased functionality over the standard toco and/or ultrasound reducing the need for an IUPC and/or FSE

♥ Minimal cost of adoption since the disposable electrode array and wireless interfaces compose a “sensor replacement” approach using the installed base of monitors

♥  Connects to legacy monitors and central monitoring systems without the need to upgrade

Reference: 1. FDA Clinical Performance Study 

Patents

The LaborView™ Wireless Electrode System and LaborView™ Electrode Array may be covered by one or more of the following patents and patents pending in the United States of America and other countries:

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