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Title Computerized Temperature Control of the Low-Birth-Weight Infant: A 20-Year Retrospective and Future Prospects.
Author(s) H. D. Atherton; S. Dollberg; M. M. Donnelly; P. H. Perlstein; S. B. Hoath
Source Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, Vol. 28, No. 4, Pages 302-309
Publication Date July-August, 1994
Abstract This article describes a novel bioengineering approach to regulating the thermal environment of low-birth-weight infants. The system is based upon implementation of a computerized incubator control algorithm using multisite temperature measurements to control the dynamic thermal surroundings of the convectively intubated infant. Refinements in this system over the past 20 years have led to an expansion of micro- and macroenvironmental monitoring capabilities.


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