The “baby hatch” from history to the third millennium

Piermichele Paolillo, Federico Di Palma, Simonetta Picone

Abstract


The baby hatch is a prefabricated structure, easily reachable, formed by two small rooms; it offers total anonymity to the women who leave their baby, and maximum security to the small child.
The mother who decides to leave a child enters a room without passing through control, must open a tilting window and lay him in a cradle located in an adjoining room, which is maintained at a constant temperature in all four seasons.
An alarm, activated by a volumetric and contact sensor, immediately draws the attention of the first aid triage operators. A camera frames only the bed where the child lies and does not take a picture of the face of the person who puts the child in it.

Keywords


baby hatch; baby box

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