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Hello there!  I have been pondering an idea for awhile and I wish to pursue it.  I want to take a baby toy, preferably a stuffed animal, and have it read the baby's temperature, or maybe take its pulse.  This is all I have in mind, and would wish for any ideas on how to do this from you guys/gals!  Please comment if you have any ideas on how I could do this.

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ThatGuy9080

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ThatGuy9080

3 years ago

Thank you guys all so much on the advice!!! :)

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

For both temp and pulse you need proper contact - that is my first issue.
The second would be reliability for the above reason.
I have seen stuffed toys in hospitals to monitor a baby but only based on sound, e.g. checking the baby is still breathing but they were only used in addition to the existing equippment due to concerns in regards to noise levels and being new technology without any real guarantees.
I could think of IR thermometers and optical pulse sensors but would not have the slightest clue how to implement them for reliable and correct readings.
Maybe a jumper with the sensor right in the heart area would work for the pulse and 3 or 4 temp sensors over the body area to collect an average sample but I doubt it would be accurate enough.

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Kiteman

3 years ago

I have heard that some toys monitor heart rates & breathing via a sensitive microphone, but I may be wrong.

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Toga_Dan

3 years ago

O2 meter clips on finger. Pulse and o2 are displayed.