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SnoozeBud [SIDS Prevention Device]

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden death of an infant younger than 1 year old. SIDS deaths usually occur during sleep, and they are the leading cause of death for infants 1 to 12 months old. Tragically, 1 out of every 2000 infants die of SIDS in Canada every year, and 3 die from it every week. Despite these numbers, little is known about the causes of SIDS. This makes the idea of SIDS quite frightening for parents of younger infants.It is believed, however, that infants who die from SIDS may have issues with the parts of their brain that control breathing and waking up during sleep. Usually, if the baby is not getting enough oxygen, the brain should trigger the baby to wake up and cry to get the oxygen they need. If the brain is not waking them when their breathing is restricted, their oxygen levels will fall to dangerous levels. Their breathing may be restricted by something as simple as a blanket over their mouth and nose. To prevent SIDS from occurring to infants, our product should be a necessity for new parents.At SleepSense, we hope to provide new parents with a solution to their concerns about the safety of their baby so the whole family can get a good night's sleep. Our product, the SnoozeBud, will be a mattress addition that will track your baby's breathing while they sleep to ensure that they maintain a healthy supply of oxygen. In the event that your baby stops breathing, the SnoozeBud will produce a strong vibration to attempt to wake them up and cause them to start breathing naturally again. If the vibration has occurred and the SnoozeBud doesn't sense the baby's breathing has returned to normal, an alarm will be set off in the parent's room notifying them that their baby needs medical attention. 
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.
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