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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.
# Health and Well-being# Energy# Poverty and Hunger# Newborn health# Low resource communities# Lifesaving tools# Incubators# Hypothermia# Temperature control# Equality, Justice and Peace
A belt with built in air bags to mitigate the impact of falls for the elderly
A low cost carrier designed for children to hold and purify water in challenging environments
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
A watertight door made from biomaterials to save homes from flooding
A modular floating pontoon to make rescue operations in flood hit areas more efficient