Novel integrated wearable sensors for multi-parameter monitoring in critically ill newborns

For preterm infants and severely ill newborns undergoing intensive or intermediate care, it is crucial to monitor their vital signs, in particular their cardio-respiratory system: the heart rate and respiration are monitored by ECG (electrocardiogram), the arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) by pulse oximetry of the upper (pre-ductal measurements), and of the lower (post-ductal measurements) body to assess for patent ductus arteriosus, especially in case of right-to-left shunt due to persistent pulmonary hypertension, but also to detect cyanotic congenital heart defects, and moreover the oxygenation (StO2) of the fragile brain by NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy). 

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Multi-Parameter System for Neonates Monitoring
Damien Ferrario, Marcin Pastewski, Josep Solà, Olivier Chételat, Christophe Verjus, Stefan Kleiser, Jean-Claude Fauchère, Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf
University Hospital of Zurich/Neonatology/BORL, ETHZ/NCZ

Expert in miniaturised systems for the life sciences, clinical trial in NIRS Spectrophotometry

    Olivier Chételat

    CSEM/Systems division

    Expert in control of parallel robots, physiological parameter monitoring
    Jean-Claude Fauchère

    University Hospital of Zurich/Division of Neonatology

    Expert in neuroprotection in extremely premature infants, cerebral circulation during neonatal adaptation
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