NICU

By Laura Lovett March 7, 2019
After a child with a complex condition has been hospitalized and continuously monitored by high-tech devices, it can be a rude awakening for parents when they are sent home with a binder and a pencil to record progress, according to Dr. Jeff Vergales, a pediatric cardiologist at UVA Children’s Hospital.  The University of Virginia is aiming to tackle this problem with a program called Building...

Photo credit: John A. Rogers/Northwestern University

By Laura Lovett March 5, 2019
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new wearable sensor for newborns that is being pitched as an alternative to the traditional wire technology, which can prevent babies from being held.  The system's two sensors also work differently than the wire sensors. One attaches to the baby’s chest and the other to the baby’s foot, allowing clinicians to have a view of opposite ends of...
By Jonah Comstock October 12, 2015
A smart baby bottle, which uses sensors to measure a baby's tongue strength and sends the data to a provider's mobile device, has received FDA clearance. Atlanta, Georgia-based NFANT Labs, formerly known as CCB Research Group, has been working on the system for about a little under two years. "Many infants in the NICU have trouble transitioning from tube feeding to bottle or breast feeding and...