Wristbands for Maternal Health Monitoring

Still In Development Last Update: March 26, 2014

99% of the world’s maternal mortality burden is in the developing world (1). Many of these deaths are preventable with regular antenatal care to monitor the health of the mother. Antenatal care primarily consists of important screenings that include blood pressure, testing urine, and blood tests. While the knowledge of the importance of antenatal care is widespread, access to quality antenatal care is lacking due to many barriers: physical distance, economic costs, and cultural and social factors (WHO Antenatal Care in Developing Countries).