Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Interesting facts-The 25-dollar incubator

A group of scientists at Embrace have created a baby incubator that costs only 25$ and is specifically intended for use in developing countries, where close to 20 million low birth rate and premature babies are born every year.

A traditional incubator we might find in any hospital costs over 20,000$, which is far too expensive for a developing economy.

Embrace has the appearance of a sleeping bag and is activated with boiling water, it requires no electricity and is covered with a special material that regulates temperature.

It can work for approximately four hours, after which it must be reheated. It can even be sterilized and reused.


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