An infant incubator, sometimes called a neonatal incubator, is a device that offers a safe space for infants to live and grow as their organs develop. Many infant incubators are used in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Infant incubators maintain specialized light, temperature, humidity and oxygen levels optimized for a baby’s development.
Further, incubators can monitor many vital signs, including heart rate and temperature. Holes within the incubator’s structure enable various interventions and procedures, such as medication delivery and feeding via IV.