MedTech Talks: Equalising access to antenatal healthcare through medical technology

Podcasts Nov 03, 2023


In the latest episode of Med Tech Talks, Robert Klupacs is joined by Associate Professor Fiona Brownfoot, specialist obstetrician at the Mercy Hospital for Women, clinician scientist at the University of Melbourne and Co-Founder of Kali Healthcare.


Kali Healthcare is undergoing an exciting commericalisation journey and aims to transform pregnancy monitoring through the development of a wearable device that will allow expecting mothers to monitor foetal heartbeats at home.


In her role as Associate Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Melbourne, she heads the Obstetric Diagnostics and Therapeutics Group – a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on developing new treatments for obstetric conditions – whilst mentoring PhD students to become the next generation of clinician scientists.


In this episode you will hear about:

  • How Kali Heathcare aims to improve foetal monitoring with new portable, wearable technology in order to detect and prevent pregnancy complications
  • The commericalisation journey of Kali Healthcare
  • Fiona’s thoughts on the power of mentorship to propel the next generation of clinician scientists.


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