A theoretical model of infant incubator dynamics.

  title={A theoretical model of infant incubator dynamics.},
  author={B. Neethi Simon and Narender P. Reddy and Anil V. Kantak},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  volume={116 3},
A spatially lumped mathematical model was developed and used for a computer simulation of the neonate-incubator system for parametric analysis of the factors that influence neonatal thermo-regulation. The simulation examined the effects of the following parameters: (1) size of the infant; (2) respiratory rate; (3) metabolic rate; (4) heart rate; (5) thermal properties of the mattress; (6) specific heat capacity of the incubator wall; (7) air flow rate; (8) heater control mechanisms. 

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