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Measuring newborns

Development of instruments to measure the body length and head circumference of newborns
Publication date: 01 September 2015

Systematic measurements of weight, body length and head circumference provide valuable and relevant information on the development of a newborn. Current methods for measuring body length and head circumference are sub-optimal. It is desirable to redesign the current instruments to maintain the best possible “healing environment” in the incubator: little stimuli (sound, light, movement) and keeping it clean.

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The initial research has yielded some good ideas and test models that received great interest from the Erasmus MC Sophia. One idea is being explored for potential patent or design protection.

This project was carried out by RUAS students from the minor courses in Care Technology, Industrial Product Design and Electrical Engineering.

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