High-precision oxygen monitor for preterm infants
High-risk preterm infants need early oxygen (O2) monitoring. Quality medical devices are needed to monitor the precise level of O2 supply in their brain as even small O2 variations can produce irreversible damage. There is an urgent need to develop tissue oximeters designed for preterm infants to decrease avoidable deaths and chronic disabilities. The EU-funded OXYPREM project aims to introduce a brain oximeter created specifically for preterm infants and providing the degree of precision and reliability they need. The oximeter consists of a near-infrared spectroscopy sensor embedded in biocompatible silicone that is fixed to the preterm's head to monitor brain O2 levels and to run analysis algorithms transforming the signals into tissue oxygenation saturation measurements. The oximeter prototypes have shown the highest levels of precision in clinical studies and are currently in the commercialisation phase.
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