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Wearable technology for baby monitoring: a review


Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology
Md Nakib Ul Hasan, Ioan I Negulescu

Abstract

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is one of the major reasons for infant death. Millennial parents' growing concern of SIDS has resulted in the growing demand for health care services, and the invention of wearable health monitoring systems. The development of wearable electronics and communication technologies has intensified the potential use of wearable technology in healthcare purposes. As infants are vulnerable to sleeping conditions, effective health monitoring using wearable technology can detect unexpected fall of respiratory rate, heart rate, and oxygen level and alleviate parents' anxiety by notifying sudden critical situations. The purpose of this review paper is to explore and summarize recent developments in the field of baby monitoring wearable technology and their functions to acquiring real-time vital signs. Technological breakthroughs in the field of physical biosensors and electronics integrate into textile materials and their applications in monitoring human vital signs such as heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure, body temperature, and respiratory rate have discussed. A brief introduction to future challenges and recommended considerations during designing baby healthcare wearable technology has also covered.

Keywords

SIDS, Baby monitoring system, Health monitoring, Healthcare, Vital signs, Wearable technology, Smart textile

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