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October 13, 2015

BME undergrad team named finalist in 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition with their entry of a uterine contraction monitor

TocoTack - uterine contraction monitorA BME undergraduate team has been named a finalist in the 2015 Collegiate Inventors Competition with their entry of the TocoTrack, a low-cost uterine contraction monitor. The device, designed to assist midwives in diagnosing labor complications, measures muscle stiffness and can filter out other movements, such as the patient's breathing. The work is conducted within the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.

The biomedical engineering undergraduate team, Malvi Hemani, Melissa Lin, Kunal Patel, and Huilei Wang, Jason Park, Yunchan Chen, Nolan Benner, and Wooyang Son, worked under the guidance of Dr. Robert Allen. They have already sent ten test devices to hospitals in India. The team will begin partnering with NGOs to distribute the devices.

The 2015 finalists will present their inventions before a panel of judges at the Collegiate Inventors Competition Expo and Awards at the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Nov. 17. Read the full article.