Freeplay FHRM

Philip Goodwin, Stefan Zwahlen, John Hutchinson

A low-cost fetal heart rate monitoring system that does not require electricity

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Product description Brand name and product description

The Freeplay Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (FHRM) is a portable, hand-held, and hand-crank-powered fetal diagnostic device for identifying fetal distress throughout the birthing process. The hand-crank design enables this FHRM to be used in settings without reliable or any electricity. A minute of cranking provides the FHRM with 10 minutes of power.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The Freeplay monitor is created expressly for the harsh conditions of rural and remote settings in the developing world.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Manufactured and distributed by Ultrasound Technologies Ltd via regional distributors in Europe, Africa, South and Central America, Asia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

~850 USD (610 GBP + VAT)Converted on June 2021

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being


Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Maternal health practitioners, including midwives, OB/GYNs and nurses in resource-constrained settings

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