Julius Georgiou, Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus
Vasilios Tanos, MD PhD, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Medicine,
University of Nicosia
Konstantinos Lekkas, Researcher Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus
90 million couples resort to fertility treatment every year because they have difficulty in conceiving. Only about half of these will succeed, despite possibly spending $100,000. Current fertility treatment techniques rely on the morphology of the uterus and hormones to identify if the conditions are right for implantation. The DIMEC team has developed a new medical device, the Electro-utero-graph (EUG), which for the first time allows the recording of electrical signals from within the uterus in a simple, pain-free method, through inserting patented electrodes within the endometrial cavity. This device monitors uterine contractility, in the same way that the Electro-cardio-graph (ECG) monitors cardiac health. During clinical trials, the device has already been tested and revealed important electrical activity.