Research has not yet established the reason for cot deaths which affect four out of every 10 000 healthy babies in the UK in the year 2000. Once in production, Mamagoose will help to prevent cot deaths and increase understanding into their cause. Photo: Verhaert
Mamagoose baby pyjamas have built-in sensors and an electronic monitoring unit to detect Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), commonly known as cot death. The pyjamas include a small computer to process and collect data. When a symptom that characterises SIDS is identified an alarm is given. The pyjamas are made of washable non-allergic material and are designed to keep the sensors in place at all times. The Mamagoose pyjamas draw on technology used in two space applications: the analogue biomechanics recorder experiment and the respiratory inductive plethysmograph suit.