Sarah Heimeier is a 22-year-old Industrial Design student at RMIT who developed 'Jana,' an intuitive wearable technology for mothers.
Jana is used for the purposes of remote pregnancy monitoring, allowing data to be collected and transmitted to doctors. With information available in real-time, this technology could be extremely useful to expectant women in remote areas. For her idea, Heimeier won this year's Australian James Dyson Award.
As well as fitness trackers having appeal to a broad demographic, specialized wearable monitors are also appealing to those who want to tackle specific health conditions and ailments. As an indication of how quickly this kind of technology is infiltrating the mainstream, a recent update to the Apple Watch now permits expectant mothers to monitor pregnancy through connected sensors and the Sense4Baby app.