The purpose is to develop and deploy an Essential infant incubator and phototherapy unit, affordable, functional and adapted to the context of developing countries to help facilitate the access to medical technology where it is most needed.
The GlobalNeoNat project
The essential incubator must be simple and intuitive to use, bearing all the features of a “high-tech” incubator whilst being well adapted to the context of a district hospital in the developing world
These new concepts and solutions will be safely pilot tested in a highly technical and protected environment, e.g. at the EssentialTech laboratory, EPFL and in the Geneva and Lausanne University Hospitals, and in a second phase with partners in Cameroon. Contacts with key opinion leaders have already been established in further developing countries.