Research and Development
Infant respiratory function analysis systems
The number of new born babies in each year in Japan is approximately 1.1 million and 9.6% weighted less than 2,500 grams, and classified as premature in fiscal 2010. Moreover, more than 8,000 babies had a weight of less than 1,500 grams which is classified as a very low weight. *1 Premature babies have tendencies to develop diseases of the respiratory system and other functions and special attention has to be paid.
We are developing systems to evaluate neonates without contact and invasion. By evaluating periodical and non-periodical respiration functions, we will provide the evaluation scores of the respiratory capability of neonates. We target for these systems to be used as the follow-up systems in dedicated neonatal clinical facilities.
*1: MHLW Guidelines for low weight neonates,