We have designed and developed this mobile application to help mothers monitor their blood pressure and proteinuria to assess for the development of pre-eclampsia.
Patients are linked with a maternity unit upon setup where the clinicians are provided with a clinic environment linked to patient data collected by the patient through the app.
The patient has the app for 12 months, allowing home monitoring during pregnancy and for a short period after giving birth.
Home blood pressure monitoring distinguishes women who actually need to attend the hospital for further assessment from those who can monitor their blood pressure at home with routine follow-up with their midwife.
The app alerts the patient if their results are abnormal and asks them to contact the hospital immediately. The app also has a set of questions to identify key signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia.