Todd Coleman receives a Gates Foundation grant
CEN PI Todd Coleman and his collaborator John Rogers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have recently been awarded a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Challenge Grant for remote pregnancy monitoring using epidermal electronics. “Electronic tattoo” devices will be developed to continuously monitor contractions, fetal heart rate, maternal oxygen, maternal heart rate, and maternal body temperature, and transmit this information wirelessly to a smart phone. The investigators plan for this technology to enable unobtrusive, continuous, and wireless pregnancy monitoring to advance the epidemiology of pre-term birth, especially in at-risk patients in developing countries. This major grant was covered by the Seattle Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, and Neuro Gadget, among other media outlets.