Thermal stability in incubators is essential to improve the health of sick, very low birth weight infants. Moreover, this stability is most pressing when primitive incubators over-heat, killing their occupants, or when primitive baby warmers fail to provide enough heat (perhaps out of fear of overheating), also killing their occupants. We are looking for a team to design a temperature control system for incubators with a closed feedback loop that will shut the heater off when it gets too hot. Basically, this project involves the creation of a low-cost thermostat for an AC powered heating device, whether it’s a bulb or a space heater. This is potentially a very high impact project, as the low-cost but versatile sensor/processing/display platform can be used for a wide variety of designs for the developing world.
May 7, 2013 4pm -7 pm
UCI Student Tech Showcase
Our EWH senior design team and two past winners of the BEST competition have achieved top honors at the recent Winter Design Review and have been invited to the Ingenuity showcase this May. Come support all the top design teams for global health diagnostics!