Incubator for low birth weight infants in rural zones: Bridge the gap between healthcare available to urban and rural born infants.
High mortality rate of low-birth-weight (LBW) infants in rural zones could be prevented with access to an incubator, a device that provides a stable and safe environment for the baby. Traditional incubators are expensive and available primarily in urban hospitals. The challenge is to design an incubator to work in rural zones. It uses no electricity, is portable, easy to sterilize, reusable and intuitive to use. It facilitates and complements the widely practiced technique of kangaroo mother care.
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