Stanford NICU Tests Cocoon Cam Technology

Your baby's safety and health are the most important thing to us at Cocoon Cam. So we were thrilled when we recently had the opportunity to test our no-touch breathing monitor technology on a group of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto, CA).   

As an innovative startup company, we are always striving to create, test and measure new ways of improving the care and well-being of babies. The chance to test the Cocoon Cam computer vision tech inside an actual NICU helps us improve our product even more. This means you can breathe easy, knowing that your baby is being watched over by the absolute best technology currently available for home use. 

Currently, the standard of care in NICUs is to place contact leads on the baby's skin to measure breathing, blood oxygen level, heart rate, temperature and more. Because premature infants have especially delicate skin, any tape, contact or leads placed on baby put her at risk for skin infections, among other issues. 

Therefore, no-touch monitoring technology such as the patent-pending computer vision approach used by Cocoon Cam, holds great promise, not only for premature infants in the NICU, but also for offering the highest standard of baby breathing monitoring in your own home. The methodology of the test was: 

  • Continuous 48-hour recordings of each infant
  • 1280x720 camera resolution at 30 frames per second
  • Camera placed 4-6 feet from the infant
  • Focus on non-contact measurement of infant breathing
  • 15 infants were monitored
Cocoon Cam in the NICU


The results of the test were that our touchless technology measured breathing exceptionally well, with a maximum variance of 5 breaths per minute when compared to the hospital-grade breathing monitors that NICUs currently attach to baby's skin. The NICU staff and NICU Director, Henry C. Lee, MD, all agree that Cocoon Cam has developed a promising new approach to caring for infants, both in the hospital and at home. 

We continue to work hard to keep improving and expanding our no-touch monitoring capabilities, and hope that you will join us on this important journey to helping babies and families breathe a little easier! 

To get your own Cocoon Cam No-Touch Baby Breathing Monitor with HD Video, Two-Way Audio, and Instant Alerts, visit us at

Cocoon Cam Tested in Stanford NICU

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