IllumiNate Neonatal temperature monitoring cap for hypothermia

Still In Development Last Update: April 29, 2014

Temperature regulation is essential in newborns. Thrust into a new environment that requires great adaptation, the mother not only provides nutrition for the infant but a protective environment. In many parts of the world, however, infants are under significant “cold stress” where the body temperature drops below 36.5 degrees Celsius. Exposure to cold can induce a slower immune response to infections and can lead to many negative consequences if severe, especially in low birth weight babies.