Any woman who has delivered a child in the hospital remembers wearing a belt with a big bulky monitor, with T1-size wires, that was listening to the baby’s heart and measuring the strength of contractions. Well, in this turbulent new day and age, hopefully, we will forget about the belt and the bulky construction. The third product out of Vital Needs International that we would like to profile is the Freedom Patch™ Contraction Sensor:
Currently, during the child delivery process, contraction sensors are strapped to the mothers’ abdomen using a belt. The sensor device is then wired to a base monitoring unit, severely limiting the woman’s mobility. This design is uncomfortable to the mother and inconvenient to both the mother and the hospital nursing staff when the mother needs to get out of bed for any reason. Due to the inconveniences and discomfort, there exists a need for a wireless, beltless device to allow mobility for the mother and alleviate the burdens placed on the hospital nursing staff to complete these simple movements.
Wireless sensors which allow for needed mobility have already been developed, but current models still require an uncomfortable belt to hold the sensor in place. Additionally, the current available models are expensive.
By contrast, our beltless, wireless Freedom Patch is easy to wear, has a small built-in transmitter, is waterproof, adheres to the skin so it requires no belt, and fits in a disposable housing.
More at Vital Needs… (and, no, we were not paid by anybody to profile so many products from one company — these products are too great to skip!)