Gestational age tool wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
- 12 June 2015
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development.
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The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NDOG) at the University of Oxford announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The award will enable Ana Namburete from the Biomedical Image Analysis Laboratory at the IBME and Bryn Kemp (NDOG) to collaborate on an innovative global health and development research project, titled “A Machine Learning-Based Tool to Estimate Gestational Age”. Designed specifically for non-specialist healthcare workers within low-income settings, the product uses ultrasound images of the fetal brain to automatically estimate gestational age (GA).
Read more (Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology website)