Mother of all security devices
TECHNOLOGY to stop newborn babies being abducted or accidently mismatched to the wrong mother in the nursery is being rolled out in American hospitals and may come to Australia in the near future.
Baby’s identification wrist bands can be embedded with wireless technology to track movement from just moments after the child is born.
The system is similar to the tagging technology used for high-risk patients, including those in psychiatric wards and dementia units.
The technology will be presented at next week’s “Everything IoT Global Leadership Summit” to be held at Sydney’s Technology Park.
IoT stands for Internet of Things, which means wireless data collecting devices embedded in everyday objects which can send and receive data to the internet.
IoT is set to revolutionise health care, according to keynote speaker and IoT consultant Wendy Carroll, the former general manager of Healthdirect Australia.
Ms Carroll said baby security is just one application.