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New remote non-invasive monitoring solutions for ensuring the health of mothers and babies before and after birth

Project description

Using AI to improve health outcomes for mother and child

Pregnancy and infancy are critical periods that have significant impact on a child’s future life and the mother’s overall wellbeing. Monitoring a child’s health before and after birth can help identify and treat any potential complications early on. Unfortunately, many health issues often go undiagnosed and untreated due to a lack of non-invasive monitoring methods. The EU-funded Newlife project aims to fill this gap through the development of new, remote and non-invasive technologies that do not pose any risks to the child. Specifically, the project will use AI and machine learning to enable early identification and treatment of health issues, ensuring that every child gets the best possible start in life.


There is increasing focus on the well being of mothers and babies, both before and after delivery and early detection of
pathologies to prevent mother and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The overall well being of mothers also has longer term
impact: women who remain healthy during pregnancy and after birth are more likely to stay healthy later in life and have
better birth outcomes, also influencing the infancy, childhood and adulthood of their children.
NewLife project will develop new remote non-invasive monitoring solutions for ensuring the health of mothers and babies
before and after birth. The target is to develop emerging non-invasive methods for gathering vital data and analysing it with
advanced AI/ML methods, to be able to secure life in its most vulnerable phase. For clinical acceptance, the developed
solutions need to be well integrated to the clinical workflows, with proper data integration, security, safety, and medical
The technologies and solutions developed are demonstrated in five use cases for both hospitals and personalized
monitoring in home environments: 1) Pregnancy & parent companion, 2) Smart garment for monitoring of pregnancies
& complications, 3) Fetal monitoring patch for high-risk pregnancies, 4) Newborn monitoring with smart clothes, and 5) Newborn
monitoring -well being in bed. With the developed solutions, NewLife project will contribute to the disruption of the health care
models: by focusing on preventive actions rather than treating diseases, and moving healthcare from hospitals to home.


Net EU contribution
€ 681 727,25
High tech campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven

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Zuid-Nederland Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 2 726 909,00

Participants (19)

Partners (8)