Hug ‘n' Snug™ Neonatal Chest Splint

This noninvasive plastic device developed by neonatologist Charles Palmer, M.B., Ch.B. is applied to the chest of a newborn with respiratory distress.

The splint provides external stabilization to the chest of an infant with inward buckling of the soft chest wall, and allows the baby to breathe easier. This technology is licensed from Penn State by Respironics Inc. of Pittsburgh.