Internally displaced persons camps in Nigeria currently house over 500,000 babies. Premature births and hypothermia-related incidences are claiming many lives as temperatures drop at night and medical services cannot get there in time. INCUBE is a temperature-controlled low-cost incubator. It consists of a cardboard cot and a bag filled with hot water that heats a beeswax pouch, which regulates the temperature of the cot. The pouch can be quickly heated using equipment readily available at the camps (a pot filled with water over a fire) and provides enough warmth to keep the baby alive until medical assistance becomes available.
Designed by: Aditya Kujal Walia of Northumbria University