Cervix Elasticity Monitor
The main goal of this project is to develop a cost-effective device for detecting conditions leading to spontaneous preterm delivery to save children’s lives by directing such women to preventive clinical treatment.
Antepartum Tactile Imager
The goal of this project is to develop a new device and a risk prediction model of maternal birth injury to enable individualized patient counseling regarding the mode of delivery and obstetrical intervention to reduce childbirth trauma.
Tactile + EMG Imager
This project targets the development of a new device for real time visualization of PFM strength and EMG activity and targeted muscle stimulation at specified locations for guided UI and OAB therapy.
Tactile + Ultrasound Imager
This project targets the development of a new device for real time fusion of tactile with ultrasound imaging to provide srtess/strain and functional imaging of the tissues, structures and organs in the female pelvic floor.
Laparoscopic Tissue Monitor
This project targets the development of a new laparoscopic probe for quantitative tissue characterization in urogynecological surgery.
Biomechanical Mapping Under Regular Load
The objective of the study is to identify new clinical markers for earlier detection and characterization of female pelvic floor disorders under regular physical load in military relative to a civilian cohort for the same age group.
Acknowledging Federal Funding:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Department of Defence (U.S. Army Medical Research).