Crib monitor keeps tabs on baby’s breathing

Published: December 2nd, 2008


Crib monitor keeps tabs on baby's breathing

UF/Gainesville (Lab)
Gabriel Reyes/UF electrical engineer

SOT: Reyes: “What it does is it emits a radio wave at 5.8 Ghz and we use that system to detect, through the motion of the chest wall. So we’re able to detect heart beat and respiration that way.” (:17)

SOT: Reyes: “What we wanted to do is take a different approach and use the radar technology we’re developing here at the lab to take it to the next level. To really be able to know whether the baby stops moving. Our sensor will be able to detect that.” (:19)

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