Organization: University of North Dakota
The device, or "cervimeter," is shaped like a pair of tongs with two arms that fit on the index and middle fingers of an examiner on one end, and is attached to a gauge on the other end. As the examiner spreads his/her fingers to measure the cervical dilation of a patient during labor, the gauge accurately indicates the degree of dilation. The device provides an objective way to assess the progress of labor and an exellent tool to train obstetrics students.
Organization: University of Missouri Columbia