Microneedle integrated foetal scalp electrodes for neonatal brain monitoring

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ba Leese

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Lack of oxygen to a baby during childbirth (peripartum hypoxia) can result in brain damage, cerebral palsy, or even neonatal death, and cannot currently be accurately predicted with gold standard foetal monitoring techniques. In this project, novel foetal scalp electrodes will be developed, integrating amplitude-electroencephalography (aEEG) with microneedle-technologies for accurate brain function assessment and early intervention to reduce hypoxic brain injury.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Hannah Leese

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