Medicos recycle auto parts in to an affordable incubator
Even medical students and institutes exhibit their green spirit by designing an incubator out of recycled auto parts. Intending to offer an efficient yet affordable version of the high-tech, incubators, and the inventors of this car parts incubator belong to the Global Health Initiative at the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Boston. Since it is made out of easy-to-access local auto parts, maintenance will also be cost effective. In contrast to the incubators worth $40,000 found in neonatal intensive care units, this nifty eco-friendly incubator can be built for less than $1,000. A must have for the developing countries, this medical device if fitted with a pair of headlights as heat source. While a car door alarm signals emergencies and an auto air filter and fan control the climate.
In the car parts incubator, infants born at 32 weeks’ gestation or longer can receive supplemental oxygen while their lungs gain strength, antibiotics if they have infections, and low-lit quiet in which to sleep if their mothers are away or are otherwise unable to hold them. In an emergency, the incubator’s bassinet can be removed and carried to another part of the building or even to another hospital.