P19025: Skin to Skin NICU Baby Sling
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Problem Definition

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Project Summary

Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding are both important practices during the beginning of a newborn’s life and promote proper emotional and physical development. Current procedures for skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies in the NICU vary significantly, and many do not allow for hands-free support of the baby that would offer the parent the range of motion needed for day-to-day tasks.

The goal of this project is to develop a garment for use at UR Medicine Golisano Children's Hospital that allows for skin-to-skin contact between a parent and their NICU baby for up to 6-8 hours in a single sitting. The device should be easy for the parent to put on and take off independently and should not restrict the wearer from performing daily tasks including interacting with the infant and pumping breast milk. The resulting device must be compliant with all necessary ISO, ASTM, and FDA standards and be compatible with the current medical sensors and instruments. The expected end result is a lightweight and comfortable garment prototype that affords the parent mobility while maintaining life support and monitoring connections to the baby.

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Use Cases

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Project Goal and Key Deliverables

Goal

In order to support the proper physical and emotional development of NICU patients, we will create and test a prototype skin-to-skin sling to allow breast feeding mothers the ability to both hold their baby and pump their milk for their new baby.

Key Deliverables

  1. Identify relevant product and process standards
  2. Create a working prototype
  3. Documentation of the design and testing procedures from concept to handover
  4. Conduct testing with the working prototype to ensure the device can be safely used
  5. Create instructions for the proper use of this device

Customer Interviews

Date Customer Interview Questions Interview Minutes
September 6, 2018 Donna Borrows, Nurse Manager Interview Questions Rev. A Interview Minutes - Donna Session 1

Stakeholders

Stakeholder
Dr. Casey Rosen-Carole
Parents
NICU Patients
MSD Team and Guide
UR Medicine Golisano Children's Hospital
NICU Providers
Rochester Institute of Technology
Garment Manufacturer

Customer Requirements

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Engineering Requirements

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Constraints

House of Quality

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Preliminary Risk Assessment

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Design Review Materials

Plans for Next Phase: Systems Design

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3 Week Plans


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