LEXINGTON, Mass.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-MC10, Inc., the company that developed the BioStamp nPoint System, Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, the Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences, an academic institute focusing on early life mechanisms of lifespan health and disease, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, announced today a collaboration to study the impact of prenatal stress on maternal and infant health, a project of the Manne Research Institute Perinatal Origins of Disease Strategic Research Initiative.

Northwestern and Lurie Children’s investigators and data scientists will use MC10’s BioStamp nPoint System to measure maternal heart rate, activity, and heart rate variability along with maternal reports of stress collected via text messaging to guide the delivery of tailored stress reduction intervention to improve maternal health and well-being and infant outcomes.

“The small, form-factor and data analytic capabilities of the BioStamp sensor minimize the burden on pregnant mothers and allow us, for the first time, to utilize biometric information to guide real-world intervention in the home that might otherwise only be available in a clinic setting. This capability has enabled true scientific leaps, with this first study of its kind to utilize technology for prenatal health promotion designed to improve children’s brain and behavioral health even before they are born,” commented Dr. Lauren S. Wakschlag, Principal Investigator of the Promoting Healthy Brain Project and director of the DevSci Institute at Northwestern University.

About MC10: MC10 is a privately held company, backed by a strong syndicate of financial and strategic investors, that is improving human health through digital healthcare solutions.