Neonatal Monitoring

Approximately 500,000 babies born in the United States each year are treated in a neonatal intensive care unit for premature birth, difficult delivery, breathing problems, infections and birth defects.

The care standard for premature babies is EKG monitoring with adhesive electrodes. Premature babies have extremely delicate skin that is susceptible to damage and infection, increasing their risk of complications and potentially extending their time in the NICU. In addition, EKG does not directly assess respiration. LifeWave Biomedical uses UWB medical radar technology to enable non-contact monitoring of vital signs notably cardiac and respiratory activity, without touching the infant.