Newcastle University Research

Researchers from Newcastle University and The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust are looking for pregnant women and new mums – with babies under one – to take part in some antenatal & postnatal research discussion sessions.

The sessions run a few times a year and each one lasts for about 90 minutes. They are informal and friendly sessions, which are currently running over Zoom – the researchers just want some discussion and your feedback on the research projects they are doing.

I will also be there to co-facilitate the session.

THE NEXT RESEARCH SESSION RUNS ON:

Thursday, February 11th at 2pm
This is an informal session which will last for about an hour. Please feel free to meet the needs of your baby – feed, change and soothe as you need to.

It is a small group with up to 4 mums and it runs over Zoom – you will be sent an invitation to join the session.

This research session is focused on:
the development of a smart jumpsuit which will be used to accurately measurement of children’s everyday movement and activity without restricting the child.

The research team would like to talk to a small group of women (who can be pregnant or have a baby under 1)
to discuss the research and to gather some feedback.

From the researchers:
We will be including a new type of remote movement sensor (“a wearable garment”) in a large funding bid to the Medical Research Council looking at how various factors occurring during pregnancy and early childhood impact on a child’s health throughout their life (particularly in relation to the development of long term conditions). 

The garment is called ‘MAIJU’, and has been developed for infants and toddlers. MAIJU allows reliable and accurate measurement of children’s everyday movement and activity without restricting the child. MAIJUhas been co-developed with parents in Finland using a specific user design methodology and expertise, but so far we haven’t talked to parents in the UK to seek their views.

These links provide more information and images of the jumpsuits.

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants’ movement and development — ScienceDaily

A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants’ movement and development | Aalto University

If you would like to join, please just send me a message.
And thank you – your input is so valuable to research.

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Working with parents since 2002