The idea to save and change the lives of pre-term babies and neonates in need of intensive care was born in 2008. Professor Bambang Oetomo had the idea for a skin-friendly and wireless belt in combination with dry electrodes to provide extensive monitoring to grant quicker intervention when needed. He sought cooperation with Freudenberg Medical to contribute their experience in material, technology and production.
Freudenberg Medical supported the idea also with the development of special tools for the manual production of the Bambi Belt in four sizes. 13 years passed from the moment of the initial idea until the first successful clinical trials began, one of them in the renowned Amsterdam University Hospital.
The results proved that the Bambi Belt protects the skin of the baby better than adhesive electrodes while supplying the staff with reliable data of the infant’s vital signs. And one can only assume what a difference the Bambi Belt will make to the emotional health of babies and parents.