Wi-Fi Babies: Is Electronic Skin the Answer to SIDS Prevention?

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2011-08-16 15:07

The day my infant son was brought home was the day the most horrible thought any parent can conjure occurred to me—what if he stops breathing? Watching him lying there in his crib asleep; his little chest rising up and down scant millimeters with each breath powered by a pumping heart not much larger than a ping pong ball; wondering how the heck something so small can continue to keep running.

To a guy size means power. And if my infant son were an engine I would immediately want to outfit him with a four-barrel Holly carburetor, connect him to an engine monitor and tweak his fuel and air mixture until I was satisfied that his breathing had the purr of a souped-up Chevy Nova. Oh, and I would also do something about those fluid and gas leaks as well while at it.

New parent paranoia is something all parents go through. The unfortunate part, however, is when paranoia becomes a reality, and there is no reality more heart-wrenching than a family who has lost an infant to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Fortunately, this may change. In the August issue of Science, researchers announce the invention of an electronic skin that has limitless potential for monitoring vital signs via a thin patch as innocuous as a child’s rub-on tattoo.

Wi-Fi Skin

Materials Science researcher John Rogers and his colleagues at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have recently reported their invention of an electronic skin that can be applied to a patient to monitor heartbeats, muscle contractions, brain activity and voice. This “electronic skin” is a flexible latticework of electronic circuits sandwiched between sheets of polyester that sticks to human skin without the use of adhesives. It can be applied and removed easily and remain on the skin up to days at a time until the skin cells beneath the patch begin to naturally slough off.

The electronics of the skin includes sensors, antennas, light emitting diodes, and solar cells or magnetic inductive coils to power the skin. The circuits connecting the components are S-shaped filaments that allow the skin to be stretched without breaking the circuits. Also included is a wireless transmitter that can send data remotely to a computer for analysis by a physician.

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This is absolute insanity! As evidence mounts that electromagnetic radiation is harmful to human health (see the recent World Health Organization announcement officially classifying it as a Class 2B Carcinogen), we should be reducing to the greatest extent possible our children's exposure to wireless radiation. Now they want to transform our newborn infants into what is essentially a WiFi transmitter?? This is an unethical, immoral, and absolutely reprehensible example of our society's total lack of regard for human life that is due, in large part, to the unrelenting influence of the Big Pharma/Medical Industrial Complex. But as with everything else that erodes our health, privacy & basic human rights, it is expertly marketed to play upon our biggest fears (like losing a child) so we will accept the advanced technology with open arms. Similar tactics are being used to convince parents to microchip their children (already happening right here in the U.S.) FCC safety standards are decades old, not biologically based, were not developed for chronic, cumulative exposure times, and are not applicable to current pulse-modulated technology. It is for this reason that many other countries are restricting/banning the use of cell phones, WiFi, and Smart Meters (radiofrequency utility meters). It has now become eerily acceptable that huge numbers of young people are dying from brain tumors caused by long term cell phone use and ADHD rates are skyrocketing due to the use of WiFi in schools. We are a better society than this, and we should be smarter than this. It is truly frightening that the majority of people have become unknowing guinea pigs in this horrible societal experiment gone very wrong. Have we learned nothing from Nazi Germany? Our insatiable desire for wireless convenience and high tech gadgets at the expense of our health (and that of the birds, bees, microorganisms, and the very planet that sustains us--all of which are being adversely affected by the exponential increase in manmade electromagnetic radiation) will be our ultimate downfall. We need to put the brakes on now--there is still time for the hundredth monkey to turn the tide. Please wake up! Do your own homework and help change the course mankind is on. Otherwise you can expect your children to inherit a world where they are nothing more than a Star Trek Borg, devoid of any semblance of humanity. Is this what you want for your children? It's not what I want for mine.
They make these things based on an industry's need to cling to an unfounded and outdated theory that only high intensity electromagnetic fields can affect biology. It has already been proven otherwise. And there is credible evidence that the young are the most vulnerable to the induced biological effects. Let's not start another disaster.

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