Wireless monitoring system for oral-feeding evaluation of preterm infants

Chen An Wang, Yi Chien Liao, Pei Jung Wu, Yu Lin Wang, Bor Shing Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin

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Abstract

Feeding and swallowing disorders are relatively common in early infancy. In Clinical, it shows negative impacts on growth and neurodevelopmental, therefore it has become a high risk of neurodevelopmental delays in preterm infants. Oral feeding that requires suckling, swallowing, and breathing coordination, and it is the most complex sensorimotor process for the newborn infant. Currently, both preterm infant's oral feeding disorders and severity are dependent on subjective clinical experience. Directly monitoring sucking-swallowing-breathing activities of oral is difficult for preterm infants. In this study, a wireless monitoring system for oral feeding of preterm infants was developed to monitor the events of sucking-swallowing-breathing activities continuously and objectively. Finally, the experimental results show that the proposed system can detect the events of sucking, swallowing, and breathing activities effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 2014 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages264-267
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479923465
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Dec 2014
Event10th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2014 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE 2014 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2014 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference10th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BioCAS 2014
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period22/10/1424/10/14

Keywords

  • oral feeding disorder
  • preterm infants
  • sucking-swallowing-breathing activities
  • wireless monitoring system

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