Infant Monitoring System [infant death prevention system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Undergraduate student
Date created: 
1999-04
Identifier: 
ENSC40399
Keywords: 
ENSC 405W
ENSC 440
Monitoring
Pediatrics
Biomedical engineering
Abstract: 

It is not uncommon for parents, worried for their infant's health, to stay awake and watch their child sleep or to check on the infant’s breathing several times during the night. Some parents of children with an identifiable risk for dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) rightfully opt to purchase or rent expensive, complex, and often highly invasive monitoring equipment in the hopes of preventing a SIDS death. However, due to the high cost and complexity of available systems, this is not an option for all parents.

ZenTech will create the Infant Monitoring System (IMS). The IMS will be a system whose interface to the sleeping child is virtually invisible, requiring no direct contacts to the infant. A user interface will provide the parent of caretaker with information concerning the current status of the infant’s breathing. The IMS will be reliable and inexpensive such that it will be accessible by almost all parents. The IMS will prove to be an invaluable addition to the class of currently available home monitors.

Description: 

Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440.  Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem.  This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
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