Wireless, Flexible Body Sensors for Monitoring Premature Babies

March 5, 2019

Children born prematurely end up in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where they’re hooked up to an array of sensors, each connected by a wire to a patient monitor. It’s a sad sight, let alone a hindrance to physical and emotional bonding that is so important in the weeks after birth. Scientists at Northwestern University have now developed flexible and wireless patches that are able to monitor parameters such as the heart rate, body temperature, and blood oxygenation as well as existing wired devices.

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Source: medgadget