Babies Life-saving Socks

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM Child Health News
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This new creation by students at Brigham Young University, can help ease worried nerves of parents - the development of baby's socks which can not only be used to keep the baby warm but also monitor breathing and vital signs. The socks, called as Owlet Baby Monitor, straps around a baby's foot and uses pulse oximetry to monitor heart rate and blood-oxygen levels. This device promises to be the best thing for both the baby and the parents. This is a wireless device using non invasive technology which is capable of alerting parents through a Smartphone app if it senses that the infant's breathing has stopped or the heart rate has suddenly changed. The team is hopeful that the device will make a positive difference to the annual cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Source: Medindia

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