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| March 25, 2004
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CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
Student Invention Aids Birthing Process
In order to apply a modern solution to an age-old problem---knowing
how much force to apply to a baby during a difficult delivery---a group
of Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students have developed
a nonintrusive device for measuring the force a doctor uses during the
The wireless system allows the doctor to know precisely how much force
is being applied during the delivery.
The system is already being tested at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where
researchers hope it eventually will help them identify the safest delivery
method for a complicated birth. The inventors believe their device also
could be used as a teaching tool, helping obstetricians-in-training learn
how to assess the amount of force they use during a routine delivery.
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For more information about the project, see
this news release.
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