The Most Trusted Solution for Infant Protection

Newborn infants require special protection to keep them safe from abduction and mother/infant mismatches. Abductions can occur anywhere in the hospital – almost 20% happen outside the OB unit – and the system of matching ID bands for pairing mother with baby is purely manual and prone to human error.

Solution Overview

The new generation of the Hugs Infant Protection solution leverages Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide hospital-wide protection against infant abduction and mother/infant mismatches. 

The Hugs solution enables hospitals & healthcare organizations to:

  • Provide hospital-wide protection for infants against abduction
  • Support the correct matching of mothers and infants
  • Keep staff at all levels informed of patient status
  • Protect multiple buildings and sites with a single enterprise solution

Solution Benefits

The Hugs solution provides the most comprehensive protection to infants, with multiple features and options that expand security, increase patient safety and support efficient workflow:

Multi-layered Infant Protection
Exits from the Obstetrics Unit are monitored to detect unauthorized egress; the Hugs tag generates an alert if the band securing the tag to the infant is cut or detached; each Hugs tag is continually supervised to confirm that the infant is protected; and finally the solution can generate an Out of Unit alert if an infant is detected outside the Obstetrics Unit without authorization. 

Automatic and Audible Mother/Infant Matching
The optional Kisses® component provides automatic matching of mothers and infants. When an infant is brought to a mother, the Hugs tag checks for a correct match; if it is not the right mother, the tag immediately generates an audible alert and sends a message to the system.

Additional Safety, Security & Operational Efficiency Options
As part of Stanley Healthcare’s AeroScout Wi-Fi Real-Time Location System (RTLS) platform, the Hugs system also enables hospitals to add additional safety, security and efficiency solutions, including Environmental MonitoringAsset TrackingHand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring, Staff Assist and Patient Elopement, and  Clinical Operations & Workflow.