Turning Simple Gadgets into Life-Saving Devices

Date: 
March 11, 2015

Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a medical student and electrical engineer who works on applying commercially available electronics and telecommunications technologies to create new, inexpensive medical devices. Mozzi worked with Larry Rand, MD, to develop the Smart Diaphragm, a device to detect early signs of preterm birth, for which Mozzi was named Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” The device is similar in size and shape to a diaphragm used for birth control, and can potentially identify early labor signs days or even weeks before contractions. Continue reading