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CertaScan by Accutech offers digital footprint scanning for accurate infant identification from birth.

3 Reasons to Choose the Certascan Baby Footprint Scanner

  • Precise Identification and Enhanced Safety
  • Ease of Use and Improved Efficiency
  • Benefits for Hospital Reputation and Risk Reduction

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What we need for a quote:

  • Amount of births per year
  • Timeline on implementation


Among the many concerns of maternity wards, the safety of infants is paramount. To help ensure that every baby is accounted for and safe, hospital staff rely on a variety of identification methods, including footprints that are unique to each individual and provide a reliable way to keep track of newborns. However, taking an infant's footprints can be a time-consuming process and requires special ink and paper.

CertaScan by Accutech offers a digital footprinting solution that is quick, easy to use, and accurate. Using state-of-the-art scanning technology, CertaScan captures an infant's footprint with remarkable detail. As a result, hospitals can quickly and easily identify each baby, providing peace of mind for parents and staff alike.

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In the same way that a fingerprint scanner helps identify people based on their unique fingerprints, a footprint scanner helps with the identification of infants. A baby’s footprint is unique, and digital scanning of footprints can help identify the child in the event there is an incident, such as a child abduction.

It’s not always easy to identify babies and young children based on their facial features because they change rapidly early on in life. But infant footprint records are an important part of assisting police with the recovery of missing children.

CertaScan by Accutech Healthcare Security Solutions can help provide precise identification of a child through footprint scanning technology. Footprint scanning is not an invasive method of identification, so you don’t have to worry about putting your baby through the process.

Learn more about how an infant footprint scanner can help by calling Accutech now.

Newborn Baby In The Hospital protected by an infant security system


There are a number of reasons to have an infant’s footprints scanned and documented. Identification can give the parents the peace of mind that comes from knowing that if they are separated from their child, they will be able to use footprint recognition for identification. The hospital’s reputation benefits from the obvious investment in patient security and improved processes that removed the need for ink and paper footprinting.

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  • Precise identification

  • Ease of use and nurse time efficiency

  • Special products for moms—both at the hospital and online (increases patient satisfaction)

  • Benefits for the hospital - Enhancement of hospital reputation and risk profile reduction

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    Using digital technology for footprinting is better than the ink and paper method of footprinting because:

    • Cuts down on valuable nurse time (versus ink)

    • No cleanup of messy inks

    • Image does not fade over time

    • Completely mobile equipment

    • Parents have the ability to access customized PDF certificates online and save/share them with friends/family

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    What we need for a quote:

    • Amount of births per year
    • Timeline on implementation


    • Some states require newborn footprinting by law.
    • Today, 65% of U.S. hospitals use paper footprinting methods.
    • A majority of U.S. infant abduction attempts occur in hospitals.
    • Paper footprints are not effective in identifying missing or abandoned children.
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    The CertaScan system combines advanced equipment and patent-pending software into an easy-to-use system for scanning newborn footprints. With world-class installation, training, and support services provided by the company, implementation and use could not be easier.

    Today, 65% of U.S. hospitals use traditional ink and paper footprinting methods, while the rest don’t use footprinting at all. However, digital footprinting has many benefits over the time-consuming paper method, including the ability for law enforcement to quickly retrieve footprints for the identification of missing children.

    Additional Benefits of Our Footprint Scanner

    • Prints co-branded keepsakes for parents
    • Web-based training is available whenever required
    • Prints copy for chart
    • Onsite training at installation
    • Secure portal access to the electronic version (for EMR/EHR)
    Baby's first footprint certificate from Accutech Certascan Footprinting System


    • Hear what nurses think about digital versus ink footprinting
    • See how easy it is for nurses to use
    • Listen to what parents and media think of the technology
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    Providing high-quality infant protection in a hospital environment is easier and more affordable than ever by combining the Certascan footprint scanner with the Cuddles Infant Protection System.




    Baby's first footprint certificate example

    Digital footprints are valuable for patient security—but they also carry significant sentimental value for mothers. Digital footprint scanners can provide keepsakes that won’t smear or fade over time. Certascan provides mothers with the opportunity to access their newborn’s “Baby’s First Footprint” certificate with the child’s name, birth date, and time of birth. Firstfootprint.com provides free downloadable copies of hospital certificates and footprint keepsakes and even provides the opportunity for mothers to customize their baby’s digital footprint certificate with a variety of fonts, colors, and borders. 


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    Contact a Certascan Representative:

    What we need for a quote:

    • Amount of births per year
    • Timeline on implementation