Continuous sensing and quantification of body motion in infants: A systematic review

Zheng Peng (Corresponding author), Deedee Kommers, J. (Rong-Hao) Liang, Xi Long, E.J.E. (Ward) Cottaar, Hendrik J. Niemarkt, Peter Andriessen, Carola van Pul

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Abnormal body motion in infants may be associated with neurodevelopmental delay or critical illness. In contrast to continuous patient monitoring of the basic vitals, the body motion of infants is only determined by discrete periodic clinical observations of caregivers, leaving the infants unattended for observation for a longer time. One step to fill this gap is to introduce and compare different sensing technologies that are suitable for continuous infant body motion quantification. Therefore, we conducted this systematic review for infant body motion quantification based on the PRISMA method (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses). In this systematic review, we introduce and compare several sensing technologies with motion quantification in different clinical applications. We discuss the pros and cons of each sensing technology for motion quantification. Additionally, we highlight the clinical value and prospects of infant motion monitoring. Finally, we provide suggestions with specific needs in clinical practice, which can be referred by clinical users for their implementation. Our findings suggest that motion quantification can improve the performance of vital sign monitoring, and can provide clinical value to the diagnosis of complications in infants.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)e18234
Aantal pagina's15
Nummer van het tijdschrift7
StatusGepubliceerd - jul. 2023


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