Inflatable incubator could help cut #refugees infant mortality – an annotated infographic

Here are the numbers. Every year, approximately 150,000 babies are born in refugee camps. Every year, approximately 27,500 of these are likely to die, due to a lack of sufficient incubation.

A desire to arrest this horrifying statistic in places already war-torn and unstable is behind this prototype inflatable incubator.

MOM is a cheap, electronically controlled device designed to save premature babies by providing a safe space for them to be placed in while they recover and grow.

MOM has won the 2014 James Dyson Award.

MOM, the inflatable premature baby incubator
MOM, the inflatable premature baby incubator
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