BabyCareSleepProject reference: 606088
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Development of a non-invasive baby sleep monitoring and intelligent control system for the prevention of unexpected death in previously healthy babies and early detection of risky situations
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the highest cause of death in the post‐neonatal period (between 2nd and 6th month of life). Only in Europe, each year 2 400 infants still die of SIDS, an unexpected disease happening to infants who die in their sleep with no evidence of accidental asphysia, inflicted injury or organic disease; being a multifactorial syndrome mainly related to overheating, prolonged apnea, gastroesophageal reflux or inadequate bedding system and posture. In addition, SIDS is ten times more frequent within preterm newborns, around 385 000 babies per year are born preterm in Europe.
BabyCareSleep project aims to develop a novel non-invasive intelligent monitoring system to prevent unexpected deaths in previously healthy infants and to detect risky situations in an early stage. Integrated in the cot through biosensing textiles, matrices of sensors will detect the most relevant biological parameters that will enable the detection of potential risky situation and performing preventive actions. The preventive system will stimulate sufficiently the baby’s brain (generate a sleep arousal) avoiding infant's hypoxia and resuming breathing activity and will be so gentle to not awake the baby from sleep.
As a result, the SMEs will strength their competitive position facing foreign competition, achieving cumulative benefits during the four year of post-project commercialization over €10 million. In addition, our proposed system will help to avoid dramatic situations in families and at the same time will give confidence to parents by a non-invasive and cot-integrated monitoring and warning system that will improve their quality of life.
BabyCareSleep project will count with all the involved SME through the supply chain (textiles, electronic & communication, mattresses and a paediatrician sleep clinic); with RTDs of biomechanics, smart textiles and intelligent control systems; and with the support of a association for paediatric research.
EU contribution: EUR 227 794,77
CALLE CERVANTES 23-P°5 - Pta9
Tel.: +34 962543261
EU contribution: EUR 311 949,47
IP12 1PE Ipswich
Tel.: +44 13945560
EU contribution: EUR 248 060,88
INDUSTRIEPARK DE BRUWAAN 16
Tel.: +32 55312606
EU contribution: EUR 255 149,27
CALLE ALVARO DE BAZAN 17-2
Tel.: +34 670346798
EU contribution: EUR 8 576
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA EDIFICIO 9C CAMINO DE VERA S/N
Tel.: +34 963879160
Fax: +34 963879169
EU contribution: EUR 4 200
RUE MONTOYER 24/2
Tel.: +32 9 2204151
EU contribution: EUR 6 793,48
MIDDLE ASTON HOUSE
OX25 5PT OXFORDSHIRE
Tel.: +44 1664 501283
EU contribution: EUR 12 476,13
G.V. Fernando el Catolico 76
Tel.: +34 676743367