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UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units.

The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates.

It involves the use of high-resolution cameras to film the babies while advanced signal processing techniques extract vital physiological data.

These signal processing techniques are said to identify even subtle colour changes and movement that are not visible to the human eye.