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Mini Neo Radar

Validation of a combination radar and camera device for non-contact vital sign monitoring in neonates.

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Principal Investigator: Brooke Krbec, DO, MS

The goal of this protocol is to validate a non-contact technology with miniaturized radar integrated with a visible camera in a high-risk neonatal population to ultimately provide a safe alternative to current standard contact vital sign monitoring systems.

Study details

Inclusion Criteria
  • 1) Any neonate admitted to the Tufts NICU being continuously monitored in an isolette
  • 2) Neonate of any gestational age and/or post-conceptual age up to 6 months
  • 3) Neonates will be categorized and enrolled into one of five groups based on birthweight: Group 1: <1kg; Group 2: 1-2 kg; Group 3: 2-3 kg; Group 4: 3-4 kg; Group 5: >4 kg.
Exclusion Criteria
  • 1) Neonates older than 6 months post-conceptual age
  • 2) Known congenital heart disease or known syndrome that results in abnormal vital signs deemed inappropriate for a reference standard
  • 3) Infants with any equipment for which electromagnetic radiation may interfere.
Study Requirements

Subjects will be enrolled for a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 72 hours. During that time a non-invasive radar/camera device will monitor the participant while in the isolette. There are no required research visits, blood samples or additional diagnostic studies needed.

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