Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences


BBC World Service features WEISS Smart Glove

31 January 2023

BBC Digital Planet logo and glove

The latest edition of Digital Planet features Dr Shireen Jaufuraully and Carmen Salvadores Fernandez, who explain their work so far on a smart glove. The glove links to an app, that in lab tests has shown to correctly identify the position of a baby’s head and how much pressure is being applied to it. In the podcast, Shireen and Carmen discuss the significance of the research and the benefits of the device for midwives and doctors, especially in developing countries where without expensive equipment medical staff might struggle to reposition the baby safely. Their interview starts here at 2.20 minutes.