New technology controls premature babies in contactless incubators

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Continuous monitoring of premature babies remains essential given that nearly 15 million children are born prematurely each year and are hospitalized for several weeks in incubators that act as thermoregulated environments in neonatal intensive care. It is precisely in this context that the latest technologies are increasingly being used to monitor more efficiently but also discreetly.

A new set of algorithms has been developed by Rohan Joshi, a researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The algorithms serve to prioritize the most important alarms.

In addition, the same researcher has also developed a non-contact sensor that monitors the breathing and movement of premature babies. The latter type of monitoring promotes the prevention of infections, sometimes even severe ones.

Joshi used the machine learning technique to analyze different amounts of data related to child monitoring signals. In this way he managed to create an automated system that eliminates less serious alarms, for example some related to heart rate, sometimes a little less regular, or to the saturation of oxygen in the incubator, allowing alarms to be given more priority critically.

Normally, this type of monitoring requires the use of adhesive electrodes on the skin of children, a system that is sometimes too invasive and at least uncomfortable for children. To improve the comfort of newborns, the scientist proposes this alternative monitoring system practically without contact thanks to a pressure sensor, similar to a film, that can be inserted into the incubator mat. Several tests have already shown, as reported in the press release, that this sensor is as reliable as the standard electrodes.

See also:

Image source:

Kelly Owen
- Advertisement -




Covid: Pregnant women targeted with false vaccine claimson September 1, 2022 at 12:21 am

Posts shared by thousands across social media wrongly suggested government advice had changed.Posts shared by thousands across social media wrongly suggested government advice had...

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil’s Marta scores twice against Chinaon July 21, 2021 at 10:21 am

Watch as Brazil's top goalscorer Marta scores a brace to help secure a 5-0 victory over China in their opening game at Tokyo 2020...

LGBT+ History Month: ‘It was a relief to find an identity I was comfortable with’ – life as a non-binary footballeron February 26, 2022...

Football Focus meets Caz Simone, a non-binary footballer for Brighouse Town Women, who discusses how they found their identity through social media.

Mild winter closes world’s longest skating rinkon February 4, 2023 at 1:36 am

The world's longest skating rink has been opening later and later as winter temperature creep up.The world's longest skating rink has been opening later...

The Syrian women replacing men as leaderson March 14, 2022 at 12:07 am

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have elected women as leaders of some camps, breaking traditional social norms.
Kelly Owen