Mozziyar Etemadi: Turning Simple Gadgets into Life-Saving Devices

Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a third year medical student in the UCSF MSTP and electrical engineer who works on applying commercially available electronics and telecommunications technologies to create new, inexpensive medical devices.

Mozzi worked with Larry Rand, MD, to develop the Smart Diaphragm, a device to detect early signs of preterm birth, for which Mozzi was named Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” The device is similar in size and shape to a diaphragm used for birth control, and can potentially identify early labor signs days or even weeks before contractions. Read more about Mozzi here.