Uterine Electrical Stimulation

CONDITION ADDRESSED: Hemorrhage

Treatment
Treatment
  • PREVENTION
  • DIAGNOSTIC
  • TREATMENT

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization

St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Individual Contact

Robert Garfield

 

Robert Garfield of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in the U.S. will develop a compact, battery-powered device to electrically stimulate uterine contraction and prevent profuse bleeding following childbirth. The instrument could be used by any individual to reduce life-threatening postpartum hemorrhage in hospitals and in remote areas where prompt action is necessary.

                                               

Information taken from Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grants, awarded grants summaries.

Stage of Development

Early R&D

Funding Source

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation