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NicView allows families to view babies in NICU

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jul 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 07:35:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS – New technology at an Indianapolis hospital helps parents keep a close eye on their newborns.

St. Vincent Women's Hospital offers the NicView camera system to parents who want to see their children while they are in the NICU. The camera allows family members to view their newborn babies using their cell phone.

The camera system allowed great-grandmother Sandi Klausen to check on her twin great-grandchildren. She said she’s used the system often since they were born.

“I was on last night like three or four times,” said Klausen. “Then this morning before I got to the hospital.”

Staff at St. Vincent said almost every family offered the service takes advantage of it. The service launched 18 months ago has quickly become a resource to families wanting to watch from different countries.

The streams are encrypted with passwords only loved ones can share.

Dr. Taha Bensaad said the NicView has helped him grow a stronger relationship with parents by lowering mothers’ anxiety.

“She is like oh is that normal and I will say ‘yes the child is doing this because that is normal,” said Bensaad.

 

The cameras can be positioned by family members so they can choose which view they’d like to see of their new additions. 

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