LifeWrap

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Atonic uterus

Treatment
Treatment
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT
LifeWrap

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Safe Motherhood Program, University of California, San Francisco

Individual Contact

Suellen Miller, Director, Safe Motherhood Program | Email

Application

  • Designed for use in clinical or home settings in developing countries

 

Advantages

  • Able to treat shock, resuscitate, stabilize, and prevent further bleeding in women suffering from PPH
  • Easy to train and use
  • Reusable up to 50 uses
  • Transportable
  • Does not need to be removed for uterine massage
  • Examinations/procedures
  • Upon application, patient's vital signs are quickly restored 

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Fully developed product
  • Publications and presentations on the product since 2003
  • Initial pilot study in Egypt showed a 69% reduction in mortality among hemorrhaging women who wore LifeWrap suits
  • Device currently in clinical trials

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Finish clinical trials

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Bixby Centre for Global Reproductive Health

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies

Funding Source

Private foundations and individual donors; Every Mother Counts