A transport incubator is used when a sick or premature baby is moved from one hospital to another - for example, from a community hospital to a larger medical centre that has a neonatal intensive care unit. In fact, a transport incubator is like a little self-contained intensive care unit on wheels. It usually has a miniature ventilator (respirator), cardio-respiratory monitor, IV pump, pulse oximeter, and oxygen supply built right into its frame. A specially-trained physician, nurse, and respiratory therapist typically accompany the baby throughout the trip.
Every year, 2.6 million don't survive the first-month of their life. Newborns in low-income countries are 50 times more likely to die than those born in high-income countries, 30% of Deaths occur in India. We have skills, but the quality is missing, says UNICEF
The Need for Transporting neonates adhering to standards and according to their medical conditions is vital. The goal of the project is to understand the difficulties that are involved in transferring neonates from Point A to B, and researching the problems and identifying where a designer can intervene and provide a solution.
Innovation, Mortality Rate reduction, Neonatal, New born, Transport Incubator