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Infant Incubator

Low-cost neo-natal incubation for underdeveloped areas

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The infant incubator project is to create a low-cost, low-power incubator to be implemented in maternity waiting homes often found in remote areas of the developing world. The United Nations predicts that between 2019 and 2030 nearly 50 million children will die, with half of those being newborn children. The infant incubator team believes that many of these newborn-related deaths could be prevented if there was a low cost incubation device that could control the infant’s external environment and increase the quality of postnatal care.

DESIGN
PROTOTYPING
MANUFACTURING
PROJECT SCOPE

SUB TEAMS

HOUSING

A design to embody low cost and an ease of use

VITALS

Monitor three essential components for an infant’s health

HUMIDITY

Control the moisture for the infant’s ideal humidity range

TEMPERATURE

Produce optimum environmental temperature for the infant

CONTROLS

Communication between caretaker and subcomponents

Project Progression

Spring 2020: Original CAD Model of Prototype 1
Spring 2021: Front View of Prototype 1
Fall 2021: CAD Model of Prototype 2

CURRENT PROTOTYPE


The incubator features a modular design with the following components:

  • Temperature monitoring & feedback system
  • Humidity monitoring & feedback system
  • Vitals monitoring & feedback system
  • Alarm system for out-of-range values

Fall 2022 Midterm Presentation

Our Sponsors and Mentors

Julia Paulos

Infant Incubator Team Lead, Email: jepaulos@mtu.edu

SEE US IN ACTION

PROJECT GALLERY

DESIGN EXPO 2022
K-DAY 2021
ENTERPRISE DAY 2021
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