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Technology developed: Neonatal Incubator (TP19766357501)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
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DR.Sidhnath Singh Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Applied Mechanics Professor
Technical Application Area: Healthcare
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
Affiliated Ministry: Institution Funding (Self Supported)
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? 1
Category of Technology developed: Immediate Deployment
Stage of Development: Prototype Level
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Applications: The inexpensive neonatal incubator is developed with broad range of operating temperature and efficient functionality in rural and urban settings. The incubator controls the humidity and utilizes temperature and humidity sensors coupled to a control system for displaying, controlling and issuing an audio alarm, in case of deviation from the temperature and humidity set point. The main objective of this technology is to provide an economic solution for neonatal care in economically constrained settings like rural hospitals by utilizing low cost components like Peltier plates for heating and cooling, circulation fans, generic control circuits for control and inexpensive construction methods and materials.
Advantages: 1. It provides both heating and cooling depending on the outside temperature for maintenance of desired survival temperature of a neonate in the incubator. 2. The incubator effectively operable under high temperature environments also i.e. an operational range of 20°C-40°C. 3. The incubator maintains the air quality, by using HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filters with >99% efficiency. 4. The incubator is capable of maintaining relative humidity effectively in the range of 40-95 percent Rh. Advantages: 5. Reduction in cost of the unit. 6. Provision of both heating and cooling in the same incubator, unlike the current designs with only heating provision.

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      Submitted by: Anil Wali Date of Submission: 5-8-2020

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