Patrycja Wizińska – Socha, the Nestmedic CEO, who along with her team created a mobile device to monitor well-being of the baby in the last weeks of pregnancy, has been awarded a honorary title of “Innovators Under 35 in Poland” and a title of “Innovator Of The Year 2016” by MIT Technology Review. In the contest, they look for young leaders from different technology areas who contribute to solving global problems and making the world a better place.
In Poland, it has been the second edition of the contest. Out of 150 candidates the jury chose 10 people to be awarded, including Patrycja Wizińska – Socha, who also has got the title of the “Innovator of the Year 2016.” The titles were awarded by the most established technology magazine in the world published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Patrycja Wizińska – Socha, MD PhD, is a co-founder and the CEO of Nestmedic where Pregnabit®, a wireless testing device to monitor in a safe and reliable way the fetal and maternal heart rates and the uterine contraction activity The test data are then transferred wireless to the Telemonitoring Medical Center, teleCTG, staffed with qualified clinicians operating 24/7.
– We created Pregnabit® for pregnant women for whom prevention is extremely important. The regular monitoring of the baby’s well-being can markedly lower the stress levels a mother-to-be might feel and positively affect her mindset and the way she feels. Early detection of any threats, including by means of a CTG test, can really translate into a quick response and implementation of an appropriate medical procedure, says Patrycja Wizińska-Socha.
This type of a wireless care could turn out to be particularly applicable for monitoring pregnancies with a track record of issues. The device is currently being tested in medical centers across Poland. It is going to go on sale later this year.