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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

Objective

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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/psychiatry/sleep disorders
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

COLCHONES DELAX SL
Address
Calle Cervantes 23-P°5 - Pta9
46680 Algemesi
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 227 794,77
Administrative Contact
Vicente Barberá Roig (Mr.)

Participants (7)

Cogent Technology Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 311 949,47
Address
Dock Lane
IP12 1PE Ipswich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nigel Slator (Mr.)
VDS WEAVING NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 248 060,88
Address
Industriepark De Bruwaan 16
9700 Oudenaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guy Van Den Storme (Mr.)
PIN ARBOLEDAS SLP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 149,27
Address
Calle Alvaro De Bazan 17-2
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Dolores Ferrando (Ms.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 8 576
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisa Signes (Ms.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 4 200
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guy Buyle (Dr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 793,48
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Lechevretel (Ms.)
ASOCIACION PARA ESTUDIOS DE INVESTIGACION EN PEDIATRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 476,13
Address
G.v. Fernando El Catolico 76
46008 Valencia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eva Díez Gandía (Mrs.)