Sensor Accuracy Analysis on Incubator Analyzer to Measure Noise and Airflow Parameters
Infant incubators are equipment to maintain a stable body temperature for premature babies. Premature babies need room conditioning that is close to conditions in the womb. Room conditioning is carried out in a baby incubator by providing a stable temperature, relative humidity, and measured air flow. This parameter must be controlled so as not to exceed the threshold that will harm the baby. Periodic calibration should be applied to the infant incubator to monitor its function. To ensure the availability of baby incubators according to service standards, it is necessary to conduct test (calibrate) using an incubator analyzer. The purpose of this study is to conduct further research on the incubator analyzer that focuses on discussing the accuracy of noise and airflow sensors with the gold standard. In this study, an experiment was carried out for the sensitivity level of several sensors that had been treated by giving treatment to sensors to choose sensors with good sensitivity to be assembled into one in the incubator analyzer module. The noise sensors (KY-037 and Analog Sound Sensor V2.2) were further compared with the values on the sound level meter and the airflow sensor (D6F-V03A1) was compared with the anemometer. Sensors whose values are close to the comparison values were selected to be integrated into the incubator analyzer module. The incubator analyzer module used Arduino Mega2560 as a data processor and was equipped with an SD Card for the data storage. The built incubator analyzer module was also compared to the Fluke INCU II gold standard for data analysis. The results showed that the Analog Sound Sensor V2.2 had the highest error value (-4.6%) at 32°C and the D6F-V03A1 had the ability to measure sensitivity, where the results were more accurate than INCU II. Based on the error value of the noise sensor, the V2.2 sensor can be applied to measure noise in the baby incubator and the D6F-V03A1 airflow sensor produced an accuracy of up to 3 digits behind the comma which is more accurate than the standard module. The results of the INCU analyzer from this study can be used to calibrate the baby incubator, so that the certainty of the feasibility of the baby incubator is guaranteed. This research can be used as a reference for other researchers who will develop research on incubator analyzers in the future.
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