STBL Medical Research AG (STBL) has built up a unique knowledge base in all aspects of soft body dynamics monitoring - a distinct category of motions. In cooperation with the ceramic group of Empa - the original inventor - so called Soft Condensed Matter Sensors (SCMS) have been developed to market entry level in two CTI-projects. For the first time, soft body dynamics, micro and/or slow motions can be captured and analyzed in full by this soft body conforming sensor technology, not readily possible with today's traditional sensor technology based on a three-dimensional space concept. As a result, the expansion of the possible monitoring range and features allows for the development of brand new applications, not yet possible due to the current restrictions of existing sensor technology.
The respiratory rate of healthy adults is usually not greater than 20 breaths per minute. This compares to premature babies, who can have a respiratory rate of 100 breaths and more per minute. This frequency drops to around 30 breaths for one year old babies. At the age of six, children do show a similar breath rate as adults. While the tidal volume change of adults is in the high single unit percentage range, premature babies can have a volume change of below 0.5%.
Monitoring adults and babies with the same technology has proven so far unsuccessful. The key to success is to be found in soft body conforming dynamics monitoring, where the placement of the system is not crucial to success.
Respiratory dynamics monitoring is soft body dynamics monitoring at its best.