New Computer System Warns About SIDS

Jul 18, 2011
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a heart-breaking problem for thousands of parents. While the exact reason of SIDS is still unknown, Tomer Apel and Anava Finesilver, the Israel students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are developing a new computer system that could lower the chances of SIDS in infants.

The BabyBeatsystem created by the students consists of a video camera that is connected to your computer and the software.

The video camera detects barely visible changes in baby's skin tone, which happen when a baby's heart rate slows down and can be a sign of the preceding SIDS. The data about the skin tone is analyzed by computer software and sounds an alarm in case of unusual symptoms.

The BabyBeat system is in the stage of development yet, but will probably soon be widely available to everyone.