Labour Band (Closed)
The LabourBand Study is an observational assessment of two wireless devices for maternal and fetal monitoring during the late stages of pregnancy. The first device, the Zephyr BioHarness3, monitors maternal heart rate, temperature, and respirations and triggers alerts when abnormal values are detected. The second device, Sense4Baby, monitors uterine contractions and fetal heart rate. The goals of this study are to assess the feasibility of using these devices on a labour and delivery ward in a rural, sub-Saharan African setting, as well as the acceptability of these devices to the pregnant women and the clinicians on the ward. The study involves documentation of technical function, comparison of wireless and traditional monitoring, and quantitative and qualitative assessments of the user experience.