BANM (Bonding, Attenuated Noise, Monitoring) System for Infant Incubators/Beds
Northern Illinois University, Illinois, United States
New technology has been developed to generate a safe, quiet environment for the newborn in the incubator; non-invasive monitoring the infant’s health condition; and provides bonding opportunities for infant and caregivers both inside and outside the NICU. This invention can monitor infant’s health by analyzing the sound generated by infants.
Primary Application Area: Medical Devices
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Most attempts to improve the acoustic environment of the incubator have focused on reducing staff activities, and/or incorporating sound containment and absorption strategies. The BANM technology is a new approach that can reduce noise levels, provide two-way communications between infant/caregiver, and provide non-invasive methods to monitor the infant.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 707
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University, Other
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners