Louisville, KY (PressExposure) July 11, 2011 -- Premature babies, or those with health issues, can spend months in the Intensive Care Unit. Our product allows parents to access live video feeds of their child from any device connected to the internet.
Imagine you have conceived a child, standing in the delivery room you are surrounded by doctors, but nobody is about to open a champagne bottle. Complications resulted in a premature birth. The child is severely underweight; those weighing less than a few pounds may have additional health complications, and must be rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, otherwise known as the NICU. Depending on how early the child arrives, they may have to stay in the NICU for months. You want to stay with your child, make sure he/she is safe, but even the most family friendly hospitals have strict rules that govern visitations to the NICU. How many people may visit, how old the visitor must be, and how much times they are allowed with the child are all limited. As a parent, you have other responsibilities, you may be forced to work, you may have other children to take care of, or the trip to the hospital may take an hour. This can be stressful for the whole family.
The nicview Webcam System creates a "virtual window" into the NICU. Individual cameras mounted above the isolettes provide parents with real-time viewing securely over the Internet. St. Jude Medical Center, part of the St Joseph Health System, is the latest facility to offer nicview to new parents and family members. They offer this as a free service to their patients, but we know the reassurance and peace of mind it offers is priceless.
Some hospitals have created in-house NICU camera systems, we saw the potential to expand this concept and provide the support it needed. Though similar, nicview's Webcam system was designed specifically to scale with increased usage. After much talk with Hospital representatives, like Leonard Salazar at St. Jude Medical Center, we were generously allowed to make our mark on the hospital. Video streaming is a service that has numerous applications and is growing popular among NICU's because of its proven ability to reduce stress for concerned parents and its ability to let the whole family see the new addition.
With the exception of staff rotation hours, specified by the hospital, the system is accessible 24/7 from any Web-enabled device (Desktop, laptop, Smartphone). With the webcam, traditional boundaries of distance disappear. Relatives, across the street or across the globe, now have access to real-time video of the newest family member. The webcam is easy to access, and there are no software downloads or Adobe Flash plug-ins. If you can access the Internet, you can use this web cam.
When parents are allowed to develop a relationship with their child, one that does not interfere with the strenuous work that hospital staff must perform to keep the babies healthy, everyone wins. We are not the first to realize the potential such service offers, but with our product, the only commercial NICU Webcam system currently operating within the States, we can spread this proven technology to others, with the all-consuming purpose of bringing the hospital, family, and baby together at last.
Whenever you are unable to be there physically, you can be there virtually!
For more information about our service, please visit us at http://www.nicview.net