Non-invasive pregnancy monitoring patch is one major step closer to reality

Mechatronics engineer and PHD candidate Sarah McDonald has developed an innovative, real-time monitoring pregnancy patch that has received a $1.47 million grant to fund its advancements.

Whilst recovering from the ‘traumatic’ birth of her second child, Ms McDonald knew there had to be a better way to help manage the risks and uncertainties of pregnancy and labour – thus, Oli by Baytamob was born.

The non-invasive patch has the potential to majorly cut down on the rates of unnecessary interventions, and when required the patch can alert a need to intervene earlier and avoid major complications.

Oli will also allow hospitals to better schedule resources and hopefully cut the cost of unnecessary or delayed interventions.