INFANT’s approach on Connected Health combines elements of hardware electronics and software with clinical applications. We aim to provide local and remote monitoring solutions for the monitoring of pregnant women and newborn babies. By facilitating personalised healthcare in the home and community, INFANT meets the challenges facing early diagnosis of birth complications.
Our collaboration with IBM, using their InfoSphere Streams Technology, has resulted in projects like Babylink providing decision support for the neonatal unit by real-time processing of large amounts of anonymised physiological data. INFANT's research has a unique capacity to assist in clinical decision-making across multiple sites, with significant potential for future applications beyond the NICU. The potential of our research is both medical and commercial.