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Children 2014, 1(3), 441-456; doi:10.3390/children1030441

Design of a Functional Training Prototype for Neonatal Resuscitation

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, 603 110 Tamil Nadu, India
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Received: 2 September 2014 / Revised: 6 November 2014 / Accepted: 7 November 2014 / Published: 20 November 2014
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Birth Asphyxia is considered to be one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality around the world. Asphyxiated neonates require skilled resuscitation to survive the neonatal period. The project aims to train health professionals in a basic newborn care using a prototype with an ultimate objective to have one person at every delivery trained in neonatal resuscitation. This prototype will be a user-friendly device with which one can get trained in performing neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited settings. The prototype consists of a Force Sensing Resistor (FSR) that measures the pressure applied and is interfaced with Arduino® which controls the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) indication for pressure and compression counts. With the increase in population and absence of proper medical care, the need for neonatal resuscitation program is not well addressed. The proposed work aims at offering a promising solution for training health care individuals on resuscitating newborn babies under low resource settings. View Full-Text
Keywords: birth asphyxia; neonatal mortality; newborn care; neonatal resuscitation; force sensing resistor; compression count birth asphyxia; neonatal mortality; newborn care; neonatal resuscitation; force sensing resistor; compression count
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Rajaraman, S.; Ganesan, S.; Jayapal, K.; Kannan, S. Design of a Functional Training Prototype for Neonatal Resuscitation. Children 2014, 1, 441-456.

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