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dc.contributor.authorHöök, Susanna Myrnertsen_US
dc.contributor.authorPejovic, Nicolasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarrone, Gaetanoen_US
dc.contributor.authorTylleskär, Thorkilden_US
dc.contributor.authorAlfven, Tobiasen_US
dc.PublishedHöök SM, Pejovic N, Marrone G, Tylleskär T, Alfven. Accurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone‐based application – a manikin study. Acta Paediatrica. 2018;107(9):1548-1554eng
dc.description.abstractAim: This study determined the accuracy and speed of the NeoTapLifeSupport (NeoTapLS), a free smartphone application that aims to assess a neonate's heart rate. Methods: We asked 30 participants with a variety of backgrounds to test the NeoTapLS, which was developed by our own nonprofit organisation Tap4Life, to determine a randomly selected heart rate by auscultation or palpation. The study was carried out in 2014 at Sachs’ Children and Youth Hospital, Sweden, using a Laerdal SimNewB manikin that simulates true values. The NeoTapLS calculates the heart rate based on the user's last three taps on the smartphone screen. Results: A total of 1200 measurements were carried out. A high correlation was found between measured and true values by auscultation (correlation coefficient 0.993) as well as by palpation (correlation coefficient 0.986) with 93.5% of the auscultations and 86.3% of the palpations differing from the true value by five beats or fewer. The mean time to the first estimated heart rate was 14.9 seconds for auscultation and 16.3 seconds for palpation. Conclusion: Heart rates could be accurately and rapidly assessed using the NeoTapLS on a manikin. A globally accessible mobile health system could offer a low‐cost alternative to expensive medical equipment.en_US
dc.publisherWiley & Sons Ltdeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY-NCeng
dc.subjectHeart rateeng
dc.subjectMobile healtheng
dc.titleAccurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone‐based application – a manikin studyen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 The Authors
dc.source.journalActa Paediatrica
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 250531
dc.identifier.citationActa Paediatrica. 2018, 107 (9), 1548-1554.

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