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Estrellita (formerly FitBaby)

University of California, Irvine

Early health decisions for high-risk babies can make a big difference in how well they do down the road. The Estrellita team created a mobile application to collect information from high-risk infants and their caregivers. This app allowed the caregivers to more easily interface with clinicians to improve care and communication. Caregivers used the Estrellita app to record ODLs like the baby’s fussiness, diapering, and weight as well as caregiver ODLs like stress levels and risk for post-partum depression. Estrellita also helped caregivers manage communication with clinicians by tracking clinical appointments and encouraging them to review the ODL data and ask questions during appointments.

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Hear from the Estrellita Team:

“This work is particularly innovative in that we make it convenient for parents to record daily information about their babies. Pediatricians and other clinicians will have access to the information to make earlier diagnoses, which can improve the health outcomes of babies and caregivers.”

Gillian Hayes, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
University of California, Irvine

“Parent well-being is often ignored in infant care. By helping parents monitor and understand the patterns of their own emotional and physical well-being, we believe that parents will be encouraged to take better care of themselves, leading to better quality of care for the babies.”

Karen Cheng-Ramos, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
University of California, Irvine

Project HealthDesign is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation