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Fetal Monitoring Device



VitalTrace are developing a new technology that keeps mothers and babies safe during labour and delivery. It provides continuous, accurate data about the baby’s status during labour, which allows Obstetricians to make informed decisions about management, intervening only when necessary and allowing mothers to birth in the most natural way possible.


The students worked closely with engineers, data scientists and researchers towards the latest prototype iteration for testing in the clinical environment. The student team was tasked with evaluating the quality of the medical device’s sensors and improving sensor accuracy, data analysis and predictive model development.

The students gained invaluable insight into applying their specific and general skills developed during their PhDs whilst working in teams to commercial timelines and priorities. They learnt how to balance doing great science with a lean start up methodology. They practiced valuable communications and teamwork skills.

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Curtin University 

Biomedical Science

Skills: High performance computing & data analysis, science communication, adaptability, teamwork in interdisciplinary and multicultural settings, results oriented with awareness of budget & resource availability

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Curtin University 

Engineering, Computing & Mathematical Science

Skills: Data analysis, data visualisation, problem solving, leadership, teamwork & communicating research

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Curtin University

Molecular & Life Sciences

Skills: Experience in analytical chemistry & general laboratory tasks, ability to interpret, organise & use numerical data, experience in biochemistry & plant molecular biology, proficient in computing skills & project management

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