Country: NepalFocus: Medical DevicePartner: Medicine MondialeStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2007



Partner: Medicine Mondiale

A $625 infant incubator with electronic temperature control, built to meet the specific needs of Nepal. The LifeRaft is an intuitive, intelligent, and reliable infant incubator for hospitals in Nepal. By providing warm and clean environments, incubators can save the lives of premature, underweight infants; yet in Nepal, there is a gaping hole in treatment options. The “LifeRaft” addresses that need. By redesigning the traditional incubator so that it is a fraction of the cost ($500-$1,000 vs. $20,000) and giving explicit consideration to what Nepali nurses need, we have created a device that will aid neonates to regulate their temperature and protect them from infection.