Wearable technologies for neonatal monitoring
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AbstractMeasuring physiological parameters including heart rate (HR), breathing rate (BR), blood oxygen saturation (SaO2), temperature, pulse transit time (PTT), and blood pressure (BP) in neonates can indicate incidence of adverse events during infancy and also help towards building a complete personal health record (PHR) since birth. Emerging wearable technologies, which provide non-invasive and continuous monitoring of these vital signs, can therefore be used to increase the survival rate of neonates and serve as acquisition tools for developing PHR. This chapter introduces five key technologies for the design of wearable devices: Miniaturisation, Intelligence, Networking, Digitalisation, and Standardisation. Some existing prototypes of wearable medical systems will be described at the end of the chapter. © 2012, IGI Global.
All Author(s) ListLiu Q., Poon C.C.Y., Zhang Y.T.
Pages12 - 40
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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