Design of novel baby personal protective equipment: A portable IOT-based baby protective tent

Yu-Chi Liao, Hsing Yun Bu, Pei Jung Lee, Yu Sheng Lin, Chen Hsun Weng

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Abstract

Due to the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, personal protection equipment (PPE) has raised lots of attentions to protect people from infection. This unprecedented virus can be spread through airborne, respiratory droplets and social contact. Although there are some devices and PPEs for people who are conscious and able to obey the social distance policy, to protect infants is still challenging. Baby is one of the vulnerable groups to the disease but there is no appropriate PPE when baby needs to be exposed to irresistible events like visiting a hospital, receiving vaccination or being accompanied by parents who come home from work). In this study, a concept of smart baby protective tent is developed. The simple hardware offers a quick assembly using PVC pipes, 3D-printed joints and a transparent cover sheet to create an independent and safe space from direct and indirect infection through breathing or saliva. With two additional parts, the smart baby protective tent can thereby provide clear air circulation and modern care. A fan system equipped with a clamp for a disposable medical-certified mask is applied to supply clean and circulated air for the babies. Functional sensors are attached to detect essential signals like body temperature, environment temperature, humidity, vibration, brightness, sound, CO2, and PM 2.5. These received signals are processed via a micro-controller and can be uploaded to personal social media in order to increase caregivers' awareness of the babies' situation inside the tent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791884812
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Apr 122021 Apr 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021

Conference

Conference2021 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21-04-1221-04-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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