A Respiratory Follow-Up and Warning System for Cleft Palate Infants

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  • Berkant Talha CAN
  • Özge ÜSTÜNER
  • Melike EREN
  • Ceyda ÜLKER
  • Gür Emre GÜRAKSIN


Cleft Palate, Cleft Palate Infants, Respiratory Follow-Up, Smart Bed


Cleft palate is a disease which happens if the tissue that makes up the roof of the mouth does not join together completely for various reasons
during the development of the baby in the mother's womb. In cleft palate babies, the upper and lower respiratory tracts are open to each other,
and it is very likely that fluid may escape during vomiting or the baby's own spit may escape. Often babies are vomiting during sleep and are
therefore at risk of suffocation. Under these conditions, parents have to keep watch and observe the baby while the baby is sleeping. Considering the daily sleep time of a baby, it is very difficult for a family with cleft palate to follow up the breathing of the baby. This situation prevents
family members from fulfilling their personal responsibilities and prevents them from their daily lives. Given all these disadvantages, there
is a need for a system that will support family and baby. In this paper a system with a bed was designed to follow up the respiratory of a baby
with a cleft palate. If the infant stops breathing while sleeping, the bed will automatically be raised to the upright position and the family will
be alerted with an alarm. The recommended system will greatly benefit the family for the care of the cleft palate infants and will reduce the
risk of suffocation while the baby is sleeping.




How to Cite

CAN, B. T., ÜSTÜNER, Özge, EREN, M., ÜLKER, C., & GÜRAKSIN, G. E. (2019). A Respiratory Follow-Up and Warning System for Cleft Palate Infants. International Journal of Natural and Engineering Sciences, 12(2), 01–04. Retrieved from https://ijnes.org/index.php/ijnes/article/view/314