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Elisabeth Salisbury

UMassMed Faculty Page


Title: Method and System for Reducing Irritability and Cardio-Respiratory Instability in Children. UMMS14-39; Patent Pending. 

  • This invention provides a system to reduce irritability in infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or colic by assessing physiological measurements (e.g. heart rate, respiration rate) from the infant, determining the level of irritability and applying a stochastic stimulation, vibro-tactile or subsensory, via mattress, car-seat, etc. This tool can be used to alleviate drug withdrawal, reduce hospitalization, and improve outcomes in NAS or infants exhibiting colic. 


Innovation Topics: Medical DevicesNeonatal abstinenceInfant drug withdrawalColic