Faculty Advisor(s)

Heath LeBlanc, PH D.
Ohio Northern University
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
h-leblanc@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

24-4-2020 9:00 AM

Description

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is used to describe the sudden death of an infant usually under 12 months of age where the circumstances of the infant’s death are initially unclear. Efforts have been made to raise awareness of the issue and a market for devices intended to combat the issue has been established. Through extensive medical, market, and technical research, a new system has been developed with the objective of successfully reducing the likelihood of SUID. This device, the Smart Crib, aims to accomplish this through the use of different detection systems that will determine if a baby is experiencing abnormal medical symptoms. These detection systems interface with a microcontroller to process information, and then alert parents or caregivers if the infant is experiencing abnormal symptoms. Decision making methods have been employed to determine the final design for the Smart Crib; the final solution is made up of a video and audio camera, temperature monitoring, heart rate detection software, a local web server, a donated baby crib, and two microcontrollers. With the given constraints, motivation, objective, research, and test results of the Smart Crib in mind, it has been concluded that this final design is the most desirable solution.

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Apr 24th, 9:00 AM

Smart Crib: Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Prevention Technology

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is used to describe the sudden death of an infant usually under 12 months of age where the circumstances of the infant’s death are initially unclear. Efforts have been made to raise awareness of the issue and a market for devices intended to combat the issue has been established. Through extensive medical, market, and technical research, a new system has been developed with the objective of successfully reducing the likelihood of SUID. This device, the Smart Crib, aims to accomplish this through the use of different detection systems that will determine if a baby is experiencing abnormal medical symptoms. These detection systems interface with a microcontroller to process information, and then alert parents or caregivers if the infant is experiencing abnormal symptoms. Decision making methods have been employed to determine the final design for the Smart Crib; the final solution is made up of a video and audio camera, temperature monitoring, heart rate detection software, a local web server, a donated baby crib, and two microcontrollers. With the given constraints, motivation, objective, research, and test results of the Smart Crib in mind, it has been concluded that this final design is the most desirable solution.