23-Year-Old Invents Ingenius Portable Incubator Which Will Save Lives Of Countless Syrian War Babies

by • December 22, 2014 • Design, Health, SocietyComments (0)1814

When 23-year-old design student James Roberts watched a documentary about the high mortality rate of premature babies in war-torn Syria, he didn’t just feel compassion — he went the extra mile and took action.  Because of the innate stresses involved in carrying a child in a war-ravaged country or city, many of these babies are born prematurely.  State of the art hospitals are not a luxury to be found in these environments, so many of these premature babies die due to lack of access to high-tech incubators.  James instantly decided he would tackle the problem head-on, and he spent many sleepless nights working on a design for a low-cost, portable baby incubator for his design project.  Not only did his design make waves at his school, it also won him the prestigious James Dyson award of $50,000 startup money and all the publicity that comes with it.  Incubators can cost close to $50,000, while James’ design costs approximately $400.  You can watch the full story above.  (Photo courtesy of Telegraph).

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