A smart jumpsuit filled with sensors can track babies’ development | New Scientist

By Roxanne Khamsi
A baby wearing a smart jumpsuit that monitors movement

Anastasia Gallen

A smart jumpsuit for babies can monitor their movement, and may be able to spot any potential mobility issues, allowing early intervention during this critical time window for development.

Sampsa Vanhatalo at the Helsinki Children's Hospital in Finland and his colleagues fitted 22 babies ranging in age from about 4 months old to 8 months old with high-tech jumpsuits. The jumpsuits were equipped with four motion sensors that collected acceleration and position data that was relayed to a nearby phone. The infants were also recorded on video, which was later analysed by three human researchers …
 

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