Patent 5505199 Issued on April 9, 1996. Estimated Expiration Date: December 1, 2014. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, monitor which monitors the infant to determine oxygen desaturation and movement. No alarm indication is produced if movement is detected, a low alarm condition is produced if desaturation occurs while movement is detected and a high condition is produced if desaturation is occurs and no movement is detected. A video monitor is provided to bring the image of the infant into the presence of the caregiver when either alarm is produced. The substantially reduced number of false alarms, due for example to motion artifacts, improves the level of alarm response over the long term that can reasonably be provided by parents and caregivers.
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