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No wires, more cuddles: Sensors are first to monitor babies in the NICU without wires


February 28, 2019

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An interdisciplinary Northwestern University team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals' neonatal intensive care units and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding. After completing a series of human studies, the researchers concluded that the wireless sensors provided data as precise and accurate as that from traditional monitoring systems. Full Story

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