New SIDS Monitor Debuts

Snuza Halo provides a unique way to effectively monitor a sleeping infant to help reduce SIDS deaths.

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(Free-Press-Release.com) August 16, 2011 — (West Hollywood, California) — In recent years the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been reducing, but it is still the leading cause of death for babies in their first year of life. Despite the overall reduction in SIDS, parents are still being cautious by turning to under-mattress movement monitoring devices on the market. These conventional devices have brought some comfort to parents but just not enough. The Snuza Halo is a small, light, portable device that provides a unique way to effectively monitor a sleeping infant.

How Does Snuza Halo Work?

The Snuza Halo monitors the baby’s movement by clipping, not to the crib mattress, but gently to the baby’s diaper near the stomach. This ultra sensitive motion detector monitors and recognizes the baby’s movement constantly. If the Snuza Halo does not sense movement within a 15 second time period, it does what you would do – try to stimulate your baby to breathe again. Snuza Halo does this by activating a pulsed vibration, which imitates a technique used by Hospital Neonatal Care Units worldwide called “Cutaneous Stimulation”. If movement is not sensed within a further 5 seconds of the vibration, an audible alarm is triggered to alert the parents to the problem.

“Many of the infant monitors currently on the market are large, complicated to set-up and have electrical cables or straps which babies may get tangled in,” explains Charlotte Wenham, a Registered Nurse and Business Manager for Pneo, makers of the Snuza Halo. “The Snuza is tiny yet extremely effective and poses no danger to the infant whatsoever.”

The Snuza Halo unit sells for $129, the new Snuza go! sells for $99.

It is available at several online retailers including: walgreens.com, cvs.com, babiesrus.com, babyuniverse.com, and more.

Though the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome has steadily decreased over the years, it is still the leading cause of death for infants aged 1 to 12 months. To provide an alternative to monitoring devices that are positioned underneath the infant’s mattress, Snuza (Cape Town, South Africa) has launched the Halo, a light (weighing approximately 30 g), portable device that monitors the infant’s movement with a sensitive motion detector.

An indicator light flashes green with each movement. If the baby doesn’t move within a 15-second interval, the battery-powered device activates a pulsed vibration to stimulate the infant’s breathing. This technique, known as “cutaneous stimulation,” is used at hospital neonatal care units worldwide. If no further movement is sensed 5 seconds following the cutaneous stimulation, the device emits an audible alarm.

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“Many of the infant monitors currently on the market are large, complicated to set-up and have electrical cables or straps which babies may get tangled in,” explains Charlotte Wenham, a Registered Nurse and Business Manager for Pneo, makers of the Snuza Halo. “The Snuza is tiny yet extremely effective and poses no danger to the infant whatsoever.”

Source : http://www.free-press-release.com/news-technology-helps-protect-sleeping-infants-and-gives-parents-peace-of-mind-1313511935.html

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