Technology helps a lot in helping parents cope with the challenge in this rushed world as well. After all, it’s not just about baby monitors.
Technological advances in the areas of women’s health, pregnancy and starting a family have come a long way: an early birth warning system, a sleep-facilitating smart light, a sleep monitoring cradle, a portable breast pump – all innovations that are really useful during the most difficult periods of childbearing.
The experience of child blessing, however, is by no means cloudless, it is often fraught with the concern that the child will enter the world in a healthy and healthy manner after spending the necessary and sufficient time in the womb. Every parent wants to know in time if everything will be okay, or they need to be prepared for an ordeal, they want to know their state of health during their pregnancy, and a little extra help would also come in handy when caring for a newborn.
Fortunately, these demands have been heard by the market, and pregnancy and women’s health are increasingly the target of technological advances. A number of innovations have debuted in the CES Baby Tech sector in recent years, including smart breast pumps, baby monitors connected to phones, smart thermometers and word tags that track baby speech.
There have been several extra developments this year as the technological solutions for use during pregnancy and childbirth have become more sophisticated, and some popular tools have also been updated.
Wireless fetal monitor during childbirth
In Hungary, the CTG method is used to assess the condition of the fetus in the last days of pregnancy, which is why mothers who are not already in an easy situation have to go to the hospital every time, and this important examination can also cause discomfort during childbirth. However, Philips’ latest fetal monitoring solution, Avalon, allows the measurement of fetal heart rate and uterine contractions without rubber bands. Electrodes with suction cups are magnetically connected to the central unit, which sends data about the baby and mom’s status to the base station via wifi.
Instead of high-frequency ultrasound, it is described as sending ECG (electrocardiography) and EMG (electromyograph) signals, from which the system also measures the pulse of the fetus and mother, as well as the contraction of the uterus. From this data, both the doctor and the midwife can get information about the health status of the unborn child. This new type of fetal monitoring solution greatly makes mobile mothers mobile, they experience less pain and discomfort through greater freedom of movement, which, according to the manufacturer, results in shorter births and suture healing. The system can be used with similar products from Philips, and as the sensor does not require a rubber band, it can be used for overweight mothers or under epidural anesthesia.
The manufacturer’s breast pump has also been updated; the new technology stimulates the nipple for a more stable milk flow and also adjusts the suction power accordingly. The Philips Avent double electric breast pump has silicone pads to match the size and shape of the breast, multi-level stimulation and suction performance, start and stop functions, and a battery. The special milk collection bag can be frozen immediately, but a plastic milk collection container is also available. It is expected to debut in February.
A crib rockes the awakened baby back
Cradlewise also announced at CES that it will launch its smart crib in the U.S. this year. The $ 1,500 crib monitors and then learns the baby’s sleeping habits with artificial intelligence, and based on that, if the baby wakes up early, he plays music and shakes it back to sleep.
The smart bed can be used from birth to 24 months. Its advantage over modern baby monitors is that it not only informs the parent when the child has woken up, but also notices early signs of early awakening and ensures that sleep continues in maximum peace and comfort. And she also shares her baby’s sleeping habits with her parents through an app.
The preterm birth warning system
Premature births are responsible for 80 percent of infant deaths, but survivors can also have serious problems, and babies under 500 grams have very poor prospects. The hardest part is that on the one hand you can’t prepare for it and on the other hand your mother is helpless. That is why it would have been very important to know in advance whether a premature birth can be expected, but so far there has been only one way to calculate this: anyone who has already had a premature birth is at high risk. However, the method reduces the number of premature births by only 7%.
The digital health device developed by Nixxi can detect the possibility of preterm birth with 75% success.
The system includes more than 300 risk factors such as twin pregnancies, artificial insemination, flasks, short breaks between pregnancies, high blood pressure, diabetes, maternal age, smoking, alcoholism, stress, standing labor, pregnancy high blood pressure (preeclampsia), and so on. PopNatal combines these factors into an algorithm and determines the risk of preterm birth.
It takes 15 minutes to complete the input form and Nixxi will send the results directly to the mother’s doctor within 72 hours. The goal is to make the solution, developed by Dr. Avi Patil and Dr. Chad Grotegut, preterm birth authorities, accessible to everyone. The company’s further plans also include a blood test that would screen out very high-risk women who would most likely end up in the preterm emergency department.
Sleeping lights for babies
The Japanese company First Ascent has launched the world’s first artificial intelligence sleep aid LED device. For babies who have difficulty falling asleep or waking up soon after falling asleep, the Ainenne lamp helps: by controlling the intensity and color of the light, it almost restarts the baby’s biological clock. It is possible for the parent to program the lamp when to sleep and wake the child, but the system also offers when it would be good for the baby to lie down for optimal circadian rhythm. When you wake up at night, it uses white noise and blue light to suppress other sounds to help you fall asleep. Another big benefit is that it helps you understand baby crying as well. It contains 150,000 different crying patterns that advise the parent on whether the baby is hungry or sleepy, but also continuously collects the baby’s crying, which he leads in an app for parents. Spring is expected in the US for $ 400.
No more babies left in hot cars
The Tata car baby system is a cushion that can be placed in the seat that detects when a child is sitting in it and also when the parent’s mobile phone is moving away from this point. It sends an alert in three minutes, makes a call in four minutes, and dials emergency contacts in 7 minutes. The insert is washable and, due to its minimal energy requirements, can be operated for up to a year with a single button cell.
Its developer, the Italian company Filo, had already sold 1 million units of it in its home country last year after there were child safety alarms prescribed by law. Because it is forbidden in the U.S. to place anything between a baby and a car seat, the small cushion solution can be placed on the child seat belt overseas, but the manufacturer’s main goal is to have the structure built into the car seats from the ground up.
It’s not all about whether we’re good or bad parents, but rather about why, in today’s world, when advanced technologies are already available, why not turn to what is a great ordeal in the current social environment? Nor will they solve the tasks for us, but they will help make them easier.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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