XO Incubator

Our group with some participants in the International Development Design Summit have been designed an incubator for low birth weight babies in the developing world. 20 millons LBW babies born every year, 96% in the developing world. Incubators in developed countries are designed for hospitals: hard to repair, complex and expensive

We aim to imporve access to incubators and increase their effectiveness. It is a modular incubator: simple and adaptable with easily replaceable parts, allowing medical facilities to buy only what they need and to easily scale up over time. The incubator uses a XO laptop and low cost sensors for sensing medical signals.

The incubator will be used in rural health centers in the andes of Peru and manufactured locally by SMEs.

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