Prototipo de incubadora neonatal
Restrepo-Pérez, L. (Laura) | 2014-04-19
Newborn and premature infants incubators provide a controlled environment for infants which need special care. The constructed prototype has the potential to cover the minimal needs in a hospital, in a way that medical staff may control the newborn environment. This article reports the design and construction of the prototype included research for selecting and building the elements of the prototype: the chassis, hood, mattress case, and a power source. Different transducers were included in the incubator for measuring temperature, luminosity, noise, humidity, and a door alarm. The purpose of these was to guaranty the proper conditions for the newborn.The constructed prototype is fully functional and constitutes a first step for building newborn incubators with appropriated technology.