An automated web-based infant incubator
Bugosi, Phionah Nagaza
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An infant incubator is a piece of equipment common to pediatric hospitals, birthing centers, and neonatal intensive care units. While the unit may serve several specific functions, it is generally used to provide a safe and stable environment for newborn infants, often those who were born prematurely or with an illness or disability that makes them especially vulnerable for the first several months of life . Perhaps the most obvious function of an infant incubator is to protect infants during the earliest stage of life when they're most vulnerable. As fully enclosed and controllable environments, incubators can be used to protect babies from a wide range of possible dangers. Incubators are fully temperature-controlled, shielding infants from harmful colds, and they provide insulation from outside noise, making it easier for them to get plenty of comfortable rest. Incubator environments can be kept sterile, protecting infants from germs and minimizing the risk of infection. The enclosure also keeps out all air born irritants like dust and other allergens. The cradle of the incubator is a roomy and comfortable surface, so it's possible to leave the infant in place while many examinations and even simple medical procedures are administered. This protects infants from too much handling, which can be a concern in the case of some premature births. Design and development of microcontroller-based temperature, humidity, and a motion controller for infant incubator monitors and controls these three parameters constantly which are very critical for the normal growth of newborn (premature) babies. The temperature or humidity and the motion of the infant changes are all indicated over the LCD display. The temperature as well is brought back under control with the help of a heater (bulb) and a fan, and in case of any interruption both internal and external the buzzer goes on. Also, a message is sent by the GSM model to the registered number to send a message to the in-charge about the temperature changes in the incubator. And data for temperature and humidity being controlled on the Web (IoT), which makes the overall system more secure  .