It may be prevented
Investigating the causes of sudden infant death researchers have long believed that respiratory arrest or apnea and/or heart rate deceleration are signs that, if detected, sudden infant death can be prevented.
Though the accurate cause of sudden infant death still remains unknown, monitoring infant respiration and heart rate may be of great help in diagnosing or preventing other conditions.
Sensor pad for monitoring
Monitoring infant respiration and heart rate is based on the same principle as monitoring regular breathing. Several piezoelectric sensors are applied to increase efficiency whereby the device is capable of sensing not only respiration but heart motion as well.
User friendly display
In addition to sensing, data are visualized graphically on a time scale. In this way changes in the quality of respiration (deceleration, acceleration) can be easily detected. Then the data can be compared to heart rate and its changes.