Client: Dr. Joanna Perron
Team: Haley Costigan, Anshum Sood, Helen Sun, Neeha, Teekappanavar
Ectopic pregnancies occur when the embryo implants outside of the uterine cavity leading to a non-viable fetus that represents a significant risk to the mother’s health. This occurs in 1-3% of pregnancies. In the United States, women will normally be diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasound at the six-week mark if they begin experiencing pelvic pain. However, in the developing world, there are both cultural and technological barriers to this type of diagnosis, since women may not be comfortable discussing symptoms, and technicians may be under-equipped and under-trained. This project seeks to develop a low-cost, easy-to-use diagnostic that is suitable for deployment in the developing world.