New Technology is Life-Saving Voice for Premature or Critically Ill Infants
An innovative monitoring system called HeRO (heart rate observation system) detects risk of infections up to 24 hours before symptoms appear. UC San Diego Health is the first health care provider in San Diego County to use the technology. Read more.
"Tattoo" Electronics Get Attention From National Geographic
In June 2013, National Geographic magazine came to UC San Diego Medical Center to photograph a new technology that could eventually replace the bulky wires that monitor infants in the NICU. An article on wearable electronics — such as the patch of tiny circuits that is currently being studied in our NICU — is planned for National Geographic’s January issue. See the slideshow below to learn more about the photo shoot and UC San Diego’s study of tattoo electronics.
For more information on the research study, see
Hugs From Mom and Dad, Without the Wires.