VANCOUVER – British Columbia researchers have designed a robot that helps speed up the pains of babies in their first day by communicating with skin from parent to tiny parent they can't occur in a fierce unit. neonatal care during the day.
Project worker and developer Liisa Holsti said the Calmer machine is a rectangular platform that replaces the mattress in girlfriends and is recorded with heart beat and parental breathing.
A robot-calmer part is that the platform rises up and breaks up, and a heartbeat sound is heard through a microphone outside the machine, says Holsti, resembling a similar surface. 'skin.
The aim is to help babies cope with pain through rubbish in a place that is as big as they can be open to a variety of approaches. which can be repeated throughout the day over several months.
A separate clinical trial which involved 49 children from time to time between 27 and 36 weeks of pregnancy at Calf Wife and the Calmer Women's Health Center concluded that Calmer can bring such benefits to people when he dies. the blood could be drawn.
The survey results, completed between October 2014 and February 2018, were published this week in Pain Reports.
A spouse or carer's information is the best thing and the Calmer is not going to replace that, says Holsti, Canada's research chairman in health and newborn development. She worked with four other project-makers who were involved with the prototype project, which was built by engineering students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
“Despite that, we didn't plan it to look like anything as a person,” she said, adding to her work since 1985 in childcare units, where she learned her parents as a child. needing help to support children at home after they leave hospital, keen to learn about childhood pain and trying to let it go.
“There are around 30,000 babies born too early in Canada every year so I would be hopeful that we would be helping all Calmer children. ”
Holsti said that nurses often took hand in hand by placing their hands around the head, arms and feet of the baby in a relaxed situation in blood collection, but the investigation seemed to save almost half -million dollars in staff costs per year at just the newborn intensive care unit where the study was carried out.
Lauren Mathany, who was born two daughters Hazel and Isla, said 24 weeks into her pregnancy in April yesterday and less than two pounds would have been responsible, although the Calmer study had been completed before that would have been her own brave machine. When they went home to sleep or shower after they had hung enough of a hang-to-skin skin.
“The NICU is the most difficult place to be. She challenges you in every way, ”she said.
The children of Methany spent more than four months in hospital and were very vulnerable when they bought the house but they are now working at nearly a year of age.
Dr. Hugh Campbell said: t Part Goldman, who has been a pain researcher at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute for 20 years but was not involved in the Calmer study, said the tool was showing promise because there is a greater understanding that he has medicine back when pain is part of a baby's treatment.
Scientists at the end of the 1960s believed that babies did not feel pain but there is now a greater understanding that they are more likely to be older than adults or adults because they don't have the pain relief mechanisms on the full. development, said Goldman, who is also an emergency medical practitioner at Children's Hospital BC.
“Research has shown that babies who have suffered pain as modern age keep this memory later and respond differently when they experience pain in later life," t said the priest.
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Camille Bains, Canada Press