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.
This collaboration bridges MC10’s expertise in wearable health solutions, DevSci’s leading-edge research on how the prenatal environment shapes early brain and behavioral development, and Lurie Children’s expertise in research at the maternal-fetal interface.
Through this collaboration, DevSci and Lurie Children’s aim to improve children’s health and neurodevelopment, by improving the health of the prenatal environment through the “Promoting Healthy Brain Project” effort.
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.
MC10, BioStamp nPoint, and the MC10 logo are registered marks owned by MC10, Inc. About Northwestern University’s Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics The Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics was established in 2016 by Prof. John Rogers as part of the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology.