In India alone, there are more than five million high-risk pregnancies every year. Studies show that regular antenatal care can reduce neonatal death and disease. However, frontline health workers in India can only provide 21 percent of antenatal care coverage, and routine fetal monitoring is limited, which contributes to 600,000 stillbirths and 3.5 million premature babies born every year.
To expand access to antenatal care, CareMother built a mobile care program that provides home-based and center-based antenatal tests. In this program, frontline health workers use Fetosense, a wireless, portable fetal heart monitor that uses machine learning to predict fetal health outcomes.
Fetosense is easy to use—health workers simply place a belt on the mother’s abdomen and start the device. With Fetosense, frontline health workers run tests, read results, and transfer data to doctors in real time—enabling remote monitoring by gynecologists. Through this system, health workers can make informed decisions and refer mothers for timely intervention, improving neonatal outcomes.
CareMother has served 35,000+ pregnancies via 260 frontline health workers from nine different states of India.
Fetosense is used across 20+ hospitals and has already completed 1,000+ assessments.
- Dr. Ameya Bondre Head of Clinical Research and Development, CareNX Innovations Private Limited