infant mortality

By Laura Lovett 03:53 pm August 12, 2019
Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have invented a wearable device designed to help expecting parents keep track of their child’s fetal heartbeat. The lightweight technology uses seismo-cardiogram and gyro-cardiogram recordings collected from a consumer-grade sensor. When placed on the mother’s stomach, it detects vibrations when the baby is moving or its heart is beating.  In the...
By Laura Lovett 04:40 pm March 1, 2019
Adorned with balloons and celebratory flowers, the maternity ward is often seen as the beacon of hope at a hospital. But for many families, childbirth is a challenging, dangerous and sometimes even fatal process for both moms and babies.  This is particularly true in the US where women are more likely to die of a childbirth or pregnancy-related cause than any other affluent country in the world, ...
By Laura Lovett 03:48 pm January 2, 2019
Infant mortality rates have remained high in the U.S., outpacing other affluent countries including Canada, Germany and Japan. This is particularly true in Franklin County, Ohio, home to state capital Columbus, where the infant mortality rate has reached 8.2 per 1,000 live births, according to a report by Smart Columbus. But city officials are turning to on-demand rides for prenatal women as a...
By Brian Dolan 08:05 am February 4, 2010
Text4Baby, a free mHealth service that "provides timely and expert health information through SMS text messages to pregnant women and new moms through their babies' first year," has officially launched today, White House Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced during a plenary session at the National Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C. "I am very proud to announce that the US...
By Brian Dolan 05:06 am June 5, 2009
By Lisa Stiles, Talstone Group, organizing sponsor of HealthCampNash At last week's inaugural HealthCampNash in Nashville, TN, Paul Meyer, co-founder, president and chairman of Voxiva, led with a keynote presentation, called "Mobile Health - Lessons from Around the World," which included a number of case studies from developing markets as well as a sneak peak of Voxiva's plans in the U.S. Since...