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1. (WO2018162868) INTRA-UTERINE MONITORING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/162868    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/050609
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 5/00
A61B 5/03
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Inventors: MORGAN, Hywel
CHEONG, Ying
MACKLON, Nick
LU, Shilong
Title: INTRA-UTERINE MONITORING SYSTEM
Abstract:
An intra-uterine monitoring system is described. The system comprises an implantable sensor device, shaped and dimensioned for implantation in a uterus for measuring conditions within the uterus to generate sensor data, and a wearable receiver device, for wirelessly receiving the sensor data generated by the implantable sensor device. In this way, real-time, in-vivo monitoring of the intra-uterine environment can be performed. The implantable sensor device can be kept small and simple, requiring only the mechanical and electronic structures necessary to take sensor measurements and transmit those to the receiver device. By making the receiver device wearable, it can be kept in relatively close proximity to the implantable sensor device on a long-term basis, making regular monitoring viable.