Real-life demonstrations

Abdominal EHG and fetal ECG measurements

Nemo Healthcare BV, which was founded in 2010, is dedicated to improving fetal monitoring in a safe and patient-friendly manner. They are currently developing a new innovative product for simultaneously measuring uterine activity and fetal heart rate in a non-invasive and patient-friendly way.   [More info]

Contactless measurement of neonatal ECG

At Philips Research a special matress for use in the NICU is being developed, which enables contactless measurement of the neonatal ECG.   [More info]

Smart neonatal jacket

A prototype of the "Smart Jacket", a device that captures ECG and respiration using comfortable textile electrodes, wil be demonstrated. The design allows excelent skin-to-skin contact between the premature infant and his mother, contributing to a healthy mother child bonding of infants prone to developmental impairments. [More info]

CPR Manikin

During in-hospital training of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) focus lies on teaching what actions to undertake in which order when a victim suffers from cardiac arrest. Michelle is a CPR training dummy design focussing on providing medical personnel with a reality based tactile experience during CPR training. [More info]

Premature baby simulator

Infant mortality can be reduced when a critical situation of a newborn infant is recognized and when appropriate treatments are instituted. It is therefore important that care givers involved in treatment of newborn babies are well trained. This simulation manikin of a premature baby allows to train the vital signs assessment. [More info]

NeoGuard: NICU bed-side EEG monitoring

NeoGuard is a bed-side device for continuous EEG monitoring of the brain function in very ill newborn babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It is a product of the neonatal brain monitoring group, that is a research collaboration between groups from Leuven, Rotterdam, Ghent and Antwerp. [More info]

Cerebral autoRegulation MoNitor (CaRMoN)

CaRMoN is KU Leuven software used for continuous monitoring of the cerebral autoregulation in neonates. This software uses measurements of the Mean Arterial Blood Pressure (MABP) and oxygenation indices extracted from Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS)  in order to compute scores related to cerebral autoregulation. [More info]

Active Comforting in Neonatology

This actively adaptable comforting system consists of creating a smart mattress that changes shape according to different positions in which a baby lies. This can lead to sustaining a correct positioning and continuous comforting of the baby and prevents a body deformation and incorrect posture in later age of the baby. [More info]