Miami, FL, March 19, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Sudden death syndrome is the leading cause of death in babies between 1 month and 1 year of age in the US Approximately 1,500 babies are victims of crib death in the US every year. The syndrome most often affects babies between 1 and 4 months of age, and in 90 percent of cases, babies younger than 6 months. Although researchers have learned much about SIDS in the past four decades, they still have no answer to the causes of this medical problem.
Most experts believe that sudden death occurs when a baby has an underlying vulnerability (eg, abnormal or immature heart or the respiratory system operation) and is exposed to certain risk factors (such as sleeping face down) for a crucial period of its development.
Given the above, a wearable, technology seems to be the answer to a problem that concerns many parents today, allowing you to monitor certain variables of children while they sleep. Faced with this challenge the Gaman business group has developed an intelligent adhesive patch capable of measuring temperature, respiration and even the position of the baby which together with a powerful artificial intelligence will keep alert parents even while they sleep.
How does it work?
Guardian-8 is a multi-use patch with an average time of battery life between 8-10 hours. It is placed on the patient's skin and sends the information via Bluetooth to the mobile app (compatible with iOS and Android). This information, reported in real time, can be viewed, stored and exported to share with your doctor via email. In addition, through the mobile application, which also supports the use of a holographic way, parents can set alerts to receive notification when the variables are in critical states or identified by the program.
A wearable thought for everyone.
The patch can be considered as one of the first world health wearables. GR-8 is latex free and will be in stores in the third quarter of 2016. The company has entrusted its release to the familiar crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and give a special price to the first 100 buyers.