When my babies were newborn I crept into the nursery at all hours of the day and night when they were sleeping to make sure I could see that little chest rise and fall, such was the fear of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS as we commonly refer to it.
I know I’m not alone in the constant checking and I’m thankful for the researchers of Berlin’s Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM for designing concepts to prevent such tragedy. With the aid of a flexible and stretchable circuit board embedded in a baby romper suit, enabling the monitoring of breathing in the chest and stomach areas, parents will be given a little peace of mind knowing that should their infant stop breathing they’ll be alerted immediately.
While this particular romper is still in the research and concept stages, would you use such a garment for your own piece of mind? For more information on sudden infant death syndrome, head on over to SIDS and Kids.