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DEVICE FOR MONITORING BABY IN AN INFANT CARRIER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248368D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 104K

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Abstract

A device for monitoring babies in an infant carrier such as a cradle, incubator and warmer is proposed. As depicted in Figure 1, the device comprises a mounting component, a weighing sensor, a camera, a body temperature sensor, a communication module, a biometric access module and a power module. The device enables monitoring activity in the infant carrier, body temperature of the infant and biometric based access to the carrier.

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DEVICE FOR MONITORING BABY IN AN INFANT CARRIER

BACKGROUND

 

The present disclosure relates generally to infant monitoring devices and more particularly to a device for monitoring babies in an infant carrier.

Generally, infants are kept in various specialized infant carriers such cradles, incubators and warmers to provide the infant a clean, safe and comfortable environment. However, baby theft, baby swapping and infant death due to over-heating of the infant carrier remains a challenge in hospitals and homes with low security arrangements.

It would be desirable to have an improved device for monitoring infants in infant carriers.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts a device for monitoring babies in an infant carrier that enables monitoring activity in the infant carrier, body temperature of the infant and biometric based access to the carrier.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A device for monitoring babies in an infant carrier such as a cradle, incubator and warmer is proposed. As depicted in Figure 1, the device comprises a mounting component, a weight sensor, a camera, a body temperature sensor, a communication module, a biometric access module and a power module. The device enables monitoring activity in the infant carrier, body temperature of the infant and biometric based access to the carrier. 

Figure 1

The mounting component may be a two-sided hook with a power switch for the device or a mounting hole and is used to hook the device to the infant carrier. The camera is activated by weight variation in the infant carrier, during disengagement of the device from the carrier, and during tampering the camera through an infra red (IR) reflective sensor. The body temperature sensor may be a laser beam based or IR based sensor and measures body temperature of the infant continuously or at predetermined intervals throughout day and night. A rotating wheel with a push button may be used to angulate and lock the position of temperature sensing laser beam, such that laser beam is directed on body of infant. All data collected by the weight sensor, temperature sensor and the camera is communicated to a mobile of a parent, and/or hospital authorities for responding and taking immediate lifesaving actions.

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