Concept

According to the World Health Organisation, 1 in 10 babies are born premature worldwide. 75% of those that die could be saved with an incubator. MOM is an inexpensive, electronically controlled, inflatable incubator constructed to decrease the number of premature child deaths within refugee camps and other crisis situations.

How they’re disrupting

MOM incubators are 95% cheaper, more than 90% lighter and as effective at maintaining a regulated thermal environment as conventional incubators. The simple design which can run on solar energy, provides a stable heat environment essential to providing a child the greatest chance of survival, and meets British incubation standards. It can be collapsed and place into care packages for simple delivery and transport.

Disruption potential

Contribute to cutting a significant proportion of 750,000 preventable deaths caused by premature birth annually.

Investments and future

The venture, which participated in the Mass Challenge UK accelerator, was winner of the James Dyson award for innovation in 2014 and Launchpad competition award in 2015. The team was recently awarded an Innovate_UK SMART grant and will be closing a seed round in the coming months.