You might think that the release of a new Apple Watch means nothing to you. But one of the first 3rd-party apps that will be available is American designed Sense4Baby. Sense4Baby is on the cusp of revolutionising the management of high risk pregnancies.
As a mum who’s been through 3 high risk pregnancies I can tell you the anxiety is overwhelming at times. And it’s not helped by the incredible amount of time spent by prospective mums in hospital waiting rooms (or actually admitted to hospital) to have the health of their babies checked and monitored.
But not only can a lot of that angst be alleviated, with the new Sense4Baby app for tablets and now even the Apple Watch, the app has the potential to improve health outcomes for high risk mums and babies.
Mums at home (or anywhere) can use a mouse shaped unit to monitor both their and their baby’s heart rate and also contractions straight to their Apple Watch. Parents can hear their baby’s heart beat on the Watch which is nice, but what makes Sense4Baby such a useful tool is that your Dr can also check in on the real-time data remotely on their Apple Watch, and then communicate directly with you via the Watch.
Monitoring heart rates and contractions for high risk pregnancies are a great start for an application like Sense4Baby, but the potential development to medically monitor and report on other pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and general pregnancy health are endless.
Already approved by the health regulators in the US, the biggest hurdle to the implementation for an application like Sense4Baby is the significant cost. Initial costs of purchasing and implementing software and ongoing license costs required for each Dr makes Sense4Baby a million dollar investment for any hospital.
For more information on this emerging technology, check out the Sense4Baby
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