Being apart from your infant while he or she is cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be challenging. To make the separation a bit easier, The Valley Hospital’s NICU has introduced NicView™, an innovative camera system that allows parents and extended family members to have “virtual visits” with their little ones via a webcam.
NicView cameras are placed at designated bed spaces in the NICU and allow parents, family and friends to view their infant in real-time through a secure online portal. NicView can add peace of mind, provide reassurance, and help strengthen the bond between parents and their preemies or hospitalized infants when parents can’t be at the bedside.
The camera delivers a secure image stream for parents and family members to view their babies remotely. NicView can be accessed from anywhere an internet connection is available via a laptop, smartphone or tablet. The service is compatible with any internet-capable device and most popular browsers.
Safe and Secure
NicView produces a streaming image that travels securely with up to 256-bit SSL encryption, the current web standard. Cameras do not transmit sound and do not record video. Parents need to sign a consent form to use the NicView™ Streaming Camera System before being given unique login credentials. No other users will have access to NicView unless they are given the login credentials by the baby’s parents.