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A Study on the Performance and Safety Test of Infant Incubator Devices

Tavakoli Golpaygani, Ali, PhD; Hassani, Kamra, PhD; Reza, Marzieh, MSc

doi: 10.1097/JCE.0000000000000302
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Nowadays, most neonatal or newborn babies are put in infant incubators to overcome distress during the postnatal care. These incubators can be defined as an optimal cabin environment with electronic equipment that enables premature babies with health problems to be able to continue their vital functions and grow. Despite the support of incubators, many newborn deaths are reported within the neonatal period. Similar to any other electromedical equipment, an infant incubator must be calibrated periodically because its malfunction may cause serious damage to the newborn's health or even lead to the newborn's death. So, the reliability of infant incubator is a matter of importance, and the performance and safety of these devices must be regularly verified, at least annually, using adequate analyzer via expert persons.

Corresponding author: Ali Tavakoli Golpaygani, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Faculty of Electrical, Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Standard Research Institute, PO Box: 31745-139, Karaj, Iran. He can be reached at atavakoli@standard.ac.ir.

Kamran Hassani, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, in Tehran, Iran.

Marzieh Reza, MSc, is an instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), in Tehran, Iran.

This research was supported by Standard Research Institute.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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