Monitoring Infants by Automatic Video Processing

Luca Cattani
2016 ELCVIA Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis  
This work has, as its objective, the development of non-invasive and low-cost systems for monitoring and automatic diagnosing specific neonatal diseases by means of the analysis of suitable video signals. We focus on monitoring infants potentially at risk of diseases characterized by the presence or absence of rhythmic movements of one or more body parts. Seizures and respiratory diseases are specifically considered, but the approach is general. Seizures are defined as sudden neurological and
more » ... neurological and behavioural alterations. They are age-dependent phenomena and the most common sign of central nervous system dysfunction. Studies indicate an incidence rate of neonatal seizures of 2‰ for live births, 11‰ for preterm neonates, and 13‰ for infants weighing less than 2500 g at birth. Seizures in newborns have to be promptly and accurately recognized in order to establish timely treatments that could avoid an increase of the underlying brain damage.
doi:10.5565/rev/elcvia.983 fatcat:mlnstlys25dcrdrezww76gini4