Wearable Sensor System Prototype for SIDS Prevention

TítuloWearable Sensor System Prototype for SIDS Prevention
Tipo de publicaciónConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AutoresLópez, G, López, M, Guerrero, LA
Conference NameMobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies
Conference LocationRome, Italy
ISBN Number978-1-61208-353-7
Palabras claveAugmented Objects, HCI, health monitoring, Wearable system

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) causes unexpected death of infants; a variety of risk factors for SIDS have been detected through the years. A significant number of deaths occur when the children are being cared by non parental caregivers. We found that, using wearable systems some of those risk factors can be constantly monitored and the gathered information can be sent to the parents through a mobile application. In this paper, we present and evaluate a prototype of an augmented object and a mobile application that could help the prevention of SIDS. A wizard of Oz validation helped us determine the feasibility of developing and implementing the prototype. Testing results of the prototype showed positive parent reception to wide range monitoring and acceptable performance of the application.