This is horrible news. Pulse oximeters are so finicky. Even the ones that are
high tech adn maintain close skin contact give false readings all the time. For
every one kid it benefits 1000 are going to get false alarms. Parents are going
to be unable to sleep and will fill up the ER in the middle of the night with
unsolvable concerns about a baby who's comfortable, cheerful and looks
great but who's alarm is going off. I actually did reserach with these in
medical school. We'd put one on each fingers, alter our breathing and
wiggle our fingers and watch how they all went wacky. The reporting is also
delayed enough even in the high grade medical ones that you should really wait
at least 30 seconds before you trust them. Please don't put this on the
shelf at Babies-R-Us!!!!
did you do any market research. I would never put that on my baby. they would
hate it. Here's a big sock/boot to put on your foot...? what?! nice
invention but it won't sell.
I think this will save a lot of lives. It reminds me of the oximeter that
measures oxygen levels and heart rates, that have an alarm, that I have for my
Father. This is a great invention. This may prevent babies dying from SIDs and
monitor babies that have health issues.
We took home our pre-mature son home with a big, bulky pulse oximeter. We had to
strap on the sensor to his foot every night. Although inconvienent, I think it
saved our boy a couple times his O2 got low. This new package looks much more
convienent with less wires and bulk. Thanks for doing the market research. Great
invention, it should sell tons!
Then your babies are touchy. Ours would be just fine.
Looks great (a few other products like it exists, like the "snuza"). I
would suggest they do a kickstarter and market the thing! I would contribute :)
This is a great idea! And to all the naysayers here, this isn't the final
product and I'm sure it will have design tweaks and more unit testing and
studies done. Great idea that will help in the long run!
I think that this product can go beyond children, what about making it for
Alzheimers patients or other dementia related diseases. This invention has some
major implications that could take this idea to bigger markets, just need to
find the right capital. Good luck guys!
"I actually did reserach with these in medical school. We'd put one on
each fingers, alter our breathing and wiggle our fingers and watch how they all
went wacky. The reporting is also delayed enough even in the high grade medical
ones that you should really wait at least 30 seconds before you trust
them."I use pulse oximetry on sedated children regularly in my
office... I find it to be very accurate. The response is of course slightly
delayed, and children desaturate very quickly, but it is technology that
@sisucasHorrible news? I'll tell you what's horrible news:
waking up to find a dead baby. Maybe the product won't work well, maybe it
shouldn't land on store shelves until the technology is better developed.
But calling this "horrible news" is completely out of line when you
consider that the device is trying to prevent what seems to me to be the
DEFINITION of horrible news.
Great idea! I have the feeling that some of these naysayers are well past the
age of having babies in their homes (interesting that they are all men as well).
I'm sure there will be tweaks needed, but a great concept!
Sounds great! I have friends who had babies who died of SIDS. Their children
would be alive today with this invention. I hope it is tested and then if it
passes, sell it. I think there is a big market for this product.
Tell the Wright Brothers that it's stupid to try to fly. Good inventions
begin with good ideas. Alexander Fleming must have been laughed at when he used
'moldy bread' to treat infections.
my babies all had to wear hip-braces the first year of their lives for
displacia, this is not that big a deal, and I agree it could potentially save
lives. If anything it may enable researchers better insight into SIDS than what
currently exists. And as the technology matures, so will the devices. And just
think of how strong baby's legs will be hefting that device around. Sure, you might get false alarms, but what new parent doesn't
already respond to their own internal false alarms fifty times a day? I suspect
the type of parent that needs this for their child will still be better off with
it, just for the peace of mind it could bring.
Won't be accurate enough, as a person in the medical field, pulse ox
readers are not accurate enough for heart rates, if you move it will throw the
whole thing off, it will be ok for oxygen levels but not hear rate.
This is great! When you get this rolling, can you provide these to the third
world at a price no higher than production cost? The third world is suffering
terribly from a high infant mortality rate. Hans Rosling has a TED presentation
where he discusses the effect of infant mortality in the third world which goes
to show how much this is needed in the third world at a low cost.