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Neonatal Monitoring Technologies

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Neonatal monitoring refers to the monitoring of vital physiological parameters of premature infants and full-term infants that are critically ill. In the last decades, several important treatment modalities emerged that had a substantial impact on the mortality of prematurely born infants. However, there is a concomitant increase of neurobehavioral problems on long-term follow-up.Neonatal Monitoring Technologies: Design for Integrated Solutions presents a unique integration of knowledge from multidisciplinary fields of engineering, industrial design, and medical science for the healthcare of a specific user group. This comprehensive collection will support audiences ranging from clinical and medical professionals, academic researchers and students, technical professionals and managers, and policymakers of different sectors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE SUBJECT
    2. MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
    3. PROSPECTIVE AUDIENCE
    4. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    5. EXPECTATIONS
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Neonatal Monitoring
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CURRENT NEONATAL MONITORING TECHNIQUES
    4. HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE AND OUTLINE OF THE BOOK
  9. Section 1: Emerging Technological Opportunities for Neonatal Monitoring
    1. Chapter 2: Wearable Technologies for Neonatal Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 3: Smart Textiles in Neonatal Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TEXTILE SENSOR BASED MONITORING AT THE NICU
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
      6. TOWARDS TEXTILE BASED SENSOR UNOBTRUSIVE NEONATAL MONITORING SYSTEMS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 4: Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. TECHNIQUE OF NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY
      4. 3. THE MEASUREMENT OF CEREBRAL OXYGENATION IN NEONATOLOGY
      5. 4. THE USE OF NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
      6. 5. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MEASUREMENT OF THE CEREBRAL OXYGENATION AND CIRCULATION
      7. 6. THE MEASUREMENT OF THE OXYGENATION OF THE LIVER AND THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL SYSTEM
      8. 7. MEASUREMENT OF THE PERIPHERAL OXYGENATION
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 5: Neonatal Infrared Thermography Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. SOME BACKGROUND ON NEONATAL INCUBATORS
      4. 3. MEDICAL INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
      5. 4. IMAGING PARAMETERS IN INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
      6. 5. NEONATAL TEMPERATURE MONITORING TECHNIQUE
      7. 6. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP FOR NEONATAL INFRARED IMAGING
      8. 7. NEONATAL’S TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION MAPPING
      9. 8. PREDICTION OF HYPOTHERMIA OR HYPERTHERMIC CONDITIONS
      10. 9. APPLICATION EXAMPLES
      11. 10. OUTLOOK: POSSIBLE DIRECTIONS OF FUTURE RESEARCH
    5. Chapter 6: On-body UWB Communications for Health Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ON-BODY UWB CHANNEL MODELING
      5. ON-BODY UWB COMMUNICATION PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 7: Overview of the ISO/IEEE11073 Family of Standards and their Applications to Health Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION: INTEROPERABILITY AND STANDARDIZATION ON E-HEALTH
      3. 2. EVOLUTION OF THE ISO/IEEE11073 FAMILY OF STANDARDS
      4. 3. APPLICATION OF ISO/IEEE11073 STANDARD TO HEALTH MONITORING
      5. 4. CONCLUSION: FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. APPENDIX
  10. Section 2: Clinical Signal Processing and Interpretation
    1. Chapter 8: Heart Rate Characteristics Monitoring in the NICU
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF QUANTIFYING HEART RATE CHARACTERISTICS TO DETECT NEONATAL SEPSIS
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Autonomic Cardiovascular Regulation in the Newborn
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Introduction to the CFM and the Clinical Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY
      4. CLASSIFICATION OF THE aEEG
      5. DETECTION OF SEIZURES WITH THE CFM
      6. THE CFM IN INFANTS WITH NEONATAL ENCEPHALOPATHY
      7. THE CFM AS A PROGNOSTIC TOOL
      8. INFLUENCE OF HYPOTHERMIA ON THE aEEG
      9. THE USE OF THE CFM IN PRETERM INFANTS
      10. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Automated Neonatal Brain Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. aEEG MONITORING
      4. CONTINUOUS EEG MONITORING OF THE NEONATAL BRAIN
      5. AUTOMATED EEG-BASED SEIZURE DETECTION
      6. TOWARDS A PERFECT BRAIN MONITOR?
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 12: Monitoring Brain Development in Preterm Infants
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF EEG MATURATION
      4. VALUE OF AUTOMATED PRETERM EEG ANALYSIS
      5. PITFALLS AND LIMITATIONS
      6. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 13: Pain Assessment in Neonates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASSESSMENT OF ACUTE OR CHRONIC PAIN?
      4. METHODS OF ASSESSING NEONATAL PAIN
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX 1
      8. APPENDIX 2
    7. Chapter 14: Neonatal Monitoring Based on Facial Expression Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OUR SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
      5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 15: Clinical Decision Support Systems for ‘Making It Easy to Do It Right’
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DECISION SUPPORT IN DAILY PRACTICE
      5. FUTURE EXPECTATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 3: Design Challenges and Applications
    1. Chapter 16: Experiencing the Unexpected
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE INCUBATOR: THE TENSION BETWEEN PROTECTION AND BARRIER
      4. INTIMACY, CLOSENESS, AND MAKING SENSE
      5. ADVANCES IN PREMATURE CHILD CARE
      6. RETHINKING THE INCUBATOR
      7. INSPIRATION FOR CONCEPT DESIGN
      8. PROTOTYPING CONCEPTS
      9. MAKING INFORMATION PORTABLE, VISIBLE, AND UNDERSTANDABLE
      10. USER ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: Smart Jacket Design for Improving Comfort of Neonatal Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SMART JACKET DESIGN
      4. BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITORING
      5. BODY TEMPERATURE MONITORING
      6. POWER SUPPLY DESIGN
      7. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DESIGN
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 18: Designing Remote Connectedness between Parents and their Premature Newly Born
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGN ENVIRONMENT
      5. DESIGN FOCUS
      6. FINAL PROTOTYPE
      7. CONCEPT EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 19: Silent Alarms for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTEXT SENSITIVE MULTI-MODALITY MONITORING ALARMS
      5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 20: Conclusion and Outlook
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMERGING TECHNOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITIES
      4. CLINICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INTERPRETATION
      5. DESIGN CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors