The Otter Newborn Warmer: A Low-cost Alternative to Complex
Design that Matters (DtM), a non-profit with the goal of developing medical devices to help combat pneumonia, jaundice, and hypothermia, is in the process of developing the Otter, a low-cost warming bassinet for newborns. The device is conceived as an alternative to complex and expensive incubators that are not always available in healthcare facilities in developing countries.
Unfortunately, a lack of appropriate medical facilities in developing countries contributes to the death of four million children each year, who die within a month of birth because of complications associated with prematurity, infections, and low birth weights....