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# 2020

Robust Nest

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An affordable, easy to transport incubator to save children in hard to reach areas from hypothermia

According to UNICEF, every year in sub-Saharan Africa, 1.1 million newborns die of hypothermia during their first month of life.
 
 Developed in collaboration with EPFL’s EssentialTech Centre, “RobustNest” is an incubator for newborns that is adapted to district hospitals.
 
 Compact, robust and affordable, “RobustNest” is suited to the transport of patients in vehicles, can withstand frequent power cuts thanks to its thermal battery developed by EPFL and is characterised by components that can be easily replaced locally. This ensures babies are kept warm.


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