You don't see new patient monitors very often, the barriers to entry are rather steep. But here's one, the Barnev Computerized Labor Monitoring system. Using proprietary ultrasound technology, the system provides continuous measurement of
cervix dilatation and fetal head descent.
cervix and fetal head provide objective, continuous and accurate
cervical dilatation and fetal head descent data, reducing the need for
frequent vaginal examinations. The CLM automates and objectifies the
examination process, giving labor teams the accurate real-time
information they need to make truly informed decisions.
Very cool. Pictured right is the Barnev CLM.
[Hat tip: medcompare]