A newborn's breathing and oxygenation are regulated by chaotic fluctuations and immature feedback systems that lack the robustness of mature adults. As a result, normal breathing patterns are interrupted, and low blood oxygen levels can occur. Since 1995, random stimulation has demonstrated improved breathing rhythm and lung performance in newborns. Prapela is advancing the use of stochastic stimulation in everyday practice to improve infant health.
Pacemaker neurons transfer the signals responsible for breathing rhythm
The Evolution of Prapela's Stimulation Therapy
Designed for Newborns and their Caregivers
Gentle Up & Down
Moving up and down less than half the diameter of a human hair it's sometimes difficult to know if our gentle stimulation is turned "on."
Sleep Cycle Friendly
Sleep studies confirmed our movement is below the threshold of arousal that causes infants to wake.
The speed of our stimulation was selected to optimize how the brain processes signals it sends and receives to control breathing rhythm.
The tiny random movements of our device require less than 5 volts of electricity. That's so low it can not cause a shock.