Promoting Health of All Mothers and Infants By Tracking Kangaroo Care Duration Automatically with SnuggleTime Sensor and Garment

Project: Internal Grant

Project Details


7% of infants are born premature in Minnesota, which can lead to future health problems. Kangaroo care, bare skin-to-skin contact between caregiver and infant, improves premature infant health outcomes. Kangaroo care duration affects whether full health benefits are achieved, but kangaroo care duration is often not tracked. This project will verify accuracy of an automatic tracking sensor for measuring kangaroo care duration remotely with healthy mother-infant pairs. The expected outcome is a sensor integrated SnuggleTime garment that can be utilized at home and within neonatal intensive care units to encourage kangaroo care, a sustainable low resource high benefit technique.
Effective start/end date9/1/208/1/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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