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Sensors 2014, 14(12), 23563-23580; doi:10.3390/s141223563

Precise Temperature Measurement for Increasing the Survival of Newborn Babies in Incubator Environments

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Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. Listopadu 15, Ostrava Poruba 70833, Czech Republic
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Center for Basic and Applied Research, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove 50003, Czech Republic
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Biomedical Research Center, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove 50003, Czech Republic
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Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and UTM-RDA Center of Excellence, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor 81310, Malaysia
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Received: 12 August 2014 / Revised: 22 October 2014 / Accepted: 1 December 2014 / Published: 8 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

Precise temperature measurement is essential in a wide range of applications in the medical environment, however the regarding the problem of temperature measurement inside a simple incubator, neither a simple nor a low cost solution have been proposed yet. Given that standard temperature sensors don’t satisfy the necessary expectations, the problem is not measuring temperature, but rather achieving the desired sensitivity. In response, this paper introduces a novel hardware design as well as the implementation that increases measurement sensitivity in defined temperature intervals at low cost. View Full-Text
Keywords: temperature measurement; incubator; sensitivity increasing; A/D converter temperature measurement; incubator; sensitivity increasing; A/D converter
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Frischer, R.; Penhaker, M.; Krejcar, O.; Kacerovsky, M.; Selamat, A. Precise Temperature Measurement for Increasing the Survival of Newborn Babies in Incubator Environments. Sensors 2014, 14, 23563-23580.

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