Over the past few weeks, TEWH members have been making progress towards creating a bili-light incubator prototype!
We have achieved displaying temperature and humidity readings on an LCD screen, and we have set up several of our new high-accuracy temperature probes to record temperature simultaneously. Our next goal is to calculate and display a weighted average of these new temperature readings. It is important that our incubator can monitor temperature very accurately to ensure a newborn's safety.
Some TEWH members are in the process of designing a digital model and a real-life, mock-up of the incubator's casing. Also, we have some TEWH members designing experiments to test the intensity of the bili-lights that we will be implementing in our design, while other members are analyzing different temperature control systems that we may use in our incubator.
We are still on track to generate some preliminary data before winter break begins. We plan on sending out at least one more update before the semester ends, so keep an eye out for that in the coming weeks!
- Stratos Maragoudakis