Análisis del acondicionamiento acústico del habitáculo de una incubadora neonatal: Propuesta de mejora.

  1. Rodríguez Montaño, Víctor M. 1
  2. Beira Jiménez, Juan Luis 1
  3. Virginia Puyana 1
  4. Fernández Zacarías, Francisco 1
  5. Cueto Ancela, José Luis 1
  6. Hernández Molina, Ricardo 1
  7. Bustillo Velázquez-Gaztelu, Pedro Jesús 1
  8. Lubian López, Simón 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Cádiz

    Universidad de Cádiz

    Cádiz, España


  2. 2 Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar

    Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar

    Cádiz, España


FIA 2018. XI Congreso Iberoamericano de. Acústica. X Congreso Ibérico de Acústica. -Acústica 2018-49º Congreso Español de Acústica -Tecniacustica’18- Cádiz, 24 - 26 octubre

Publisher: Sociedad Española de Acústica.

ISSN: 2340-7441

ISBN: 978-84-87985-30-4

Year of publication: 2018

Pages: 360-369

Type: Conference paper


The objective of this work focuses on the study of the main sources of noise associated withincubators and the acoustic effects that derive from them. The method that has beenestablished is based on tests carried out under different operating conditions of the incubators.Noise levels are analyzed under different boundary conditions (Neonatal ICU and “Controlledenvironment rooms”). Under normal operating conditions, the levels inside the incubator arearound 56 dB(A), values that exceed the maximum limits recommended by the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics. The scope of this study is to evaluate the existing noise levels in theincubator and analyze possible design improvements. The study was carried out in the hospitalsof Cádiz, Huelva and Málaga.