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This medical device is a hand-cranked, wind-up fetal doppler, especially designed to empower midwives and delivering nurses to give better care.
The original version of the FHRM was developed in South Africa by Powerfree Education Technology, and then upgraded by Philips.
PET, which has been working on the development of the hand-cranked, wind-up fetal doppler for "many years", says it has verified the effect of the device in tests in Uganda, "where 60% more cases of abnormal fetal heart rate were detected in labor, compared to the standard Pinard-stethoscope".
Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/news/fetal-heart-rate-monitor-061014.htm#.WBc3mmOj1Ec#ixzz4OfHoIClB