Key clinical point: A pair of ultrathin, noninvasive devices can capture and wirelessly transmit full vital signs from the neonatal ICU.
Major finding: One device mounts to the chest and captures ECGs while the other records photoplethysmograms from the base of the foot; both are used to calculate heart rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure.
Study details: A series of tests on neonates in two level III neonatal ICUs with gestational ages ranging from 28 weeks to full term.
Disclosures: No conflicts of interest were reported.
Chung HU et al. Science. 2019 Mar 1. doi: 10.1126/science.aau0780.