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Smart Jump­suit Provides In­for­ma­tion on In­fants' Move­ment, De­vel­op­ment


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A baby wears the smart jumpsuit.

A smart jumpsuit developed at the University of Helsinki in Finland measures infants' spontaneous and voluntary movements.

Credit: Sampsa Vanhatalo

Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have developed a smart jumpsuit that measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants starting at five months old.

The information collected by the garment can help assess abnormal neurological development, among other things.

The smart jumpsuit allows the child to be sent home, where the suit collects data and returns it the next day to the hospital for analysis.

Said University of Helsinki researcher Sampsa Vanhatalo, "The measurements provide a tool to detect the precise variation in motility from the age of five months, something which medical smart clothes have not been able to do until now."

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