Neonatal non-contact respiratory data collection/analysis systems
These systems collect respiratory data from neonates for basic clinical studies without any contact and invasion to the patient . We plan to sell the systems to researchers in order to use the data collected for clinical research of the respiration of neonates.
A type of sensor pasted on skin is harsh to neonate’s sensitive skin and it is difficult to carry out a long term respiratory monitor. In light of this, we developed a system that requires no contact to the patient to measure respiratory thorax movements. The system uses an Infra-Red (IR) laser and a laser beam splitter to illuminate the thorax of the patient with IR beams. A camera with a solid state sensor such as CCD collects the positions of the beams to determine the 3 dimensional position change by triangulation. The data are averaged in all or in part to obtain respiratory waveforms (including number of respiration and amplitude). It is possible to gather and analyze the information regarding physical properties of the lungs, the development status of the central nervous systems, etc.
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[Warning] This system cannot currently be used for diagnostic purposes as it is a basic research system.