Optimal growth is of great importance for neonates that are admitted to the hospital. Therefore the length of these neonates is measured on a weekly basis. This is currently being done with an extendable measuring rod that goes inside the incubator, but this product is sharp, dangerous and unsanitary. This is why students from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and staff members from Erasmus MC have developed a 3D-babyscan.
The 3D-babyscan projects two light lines inside the incubator from the outside of the incubator. One light line is projected at the baby’s head and one at the baby’s feet. On the display the length of the baby is shown.