La Cava Jacobson & Goodis Sponsor Holiday Fashion Show with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.
NICU AngelEye Live-Streaming – Lights, Camera, Baby!
Giving birth is one of life’s most extraordinary experiences, but for parents who need to leave their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, it can be very stressful and leave emotions in a disarray.
Funding from the 2021 Holiday Fashion Show will help provide new video streaming technology called AngelEye. This state-of-the-art communications system allows parents to monitor their baby through an app on their phone, giving them peace of mind when they cannot be at the hospital. High resolution wireless cameras—complete with night vision—transmit live video of the baby securely to the parents’ personal device of choice and can be accessed by family and friends with permission anywhere in the world that has internet access.
This real-time interaction updates parents, shares vital information and creates memorable moments with their baby. The nurse maintains primary control and can manage the streaming when providing care or treatment. This device also allows private communication between the nurse and the mother to send updates on such things as weight gain and breastmilk volume. These benefits help by reducing separation anxiety, encouraging bonding, assisting in breast milk production, increasing family engagement and providing a sense of control to the mothers who often feel a great loss of control when they have an infant in the NICU.