Rice University Neonatal Oximeter

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Prematurity, Birth Asphyxia

Diagnostic
Diagnostic
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT
Rice University Neonatal Oximeter

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

Beyond Traditional Borders, Rice University

Individual Contact

Veronica Leautaud | Email

Application

  • Designed for use in low-resource district hospitals

 

Advantages

  • Modified from adult pulse oximeter (which are more common and less expensive than neonate oximeters)
  • Easy to use and read

 

Important Milestones Achieved

  • Finalized initial prototype
  • Informal pilot study showed O2 sat. and pulse readings fell within an acceptable range 

 

Proposed Next Steps in Development

  • Further design modification; lab and clinical testing 

 

Partnerships/Collaboration Network

  • Beyond Traditional Borders at Rice University
  • University of Texas Houston Medical School 

Stage of Development

Field/clinical studies

Funding Source

Howard Hughes Medical Institute