The Child Development Unit

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Heart Rate, Respiration & Skin Conductance Sensors

To look at heart rate, respiration and skin conductance, we place several small, jellied sensors on your baby's chest and back. After we put your baby in the infant high chair, we will connect the sensors to equipment that communicates with our computers. These sensors are also placed on moms to measure any change in heart rate and respiration that may show a correlation between mother and baby.