Technology recognized as the Solver Class of MIT Solve’s
Newborn & Maternal Health Challenge 2020.

Recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award.

The Problem

Around the world, birth is a joyous occasion. Yet, every 11 seconds, a birth is a family tragedy due to the death of a mother or a child. Each year nearly four million newborns die during the first 4 weeks of life. Bangladesh is among the top ten countries with the highest burdens of newborn deaths in the world due to a shortage of proper healthcare. A huge proportion of  these premature deaths can be prevented with access to proper healthcare technologies such as incubators. We aim to create low cost, easy to assemble incubators for regions with limited access to healthcare technology by creating an easily accessible well-regulated thermal environment for neonatal survival. Our solution is also in line with MDG 4, 5 and SDG 3, 9 and 10 giving newborns all around the world a chance to fight for their lives.

Our Technology

A cost effective and easy to assemble incubators for doctors operating within limited resources.

Our incubators are made with low cost local fabrication using 3D printers and incorporate easily available sensors or monitors and at the same time the design is as close to the designs available in the market since many doctors are reluctant to try out new designs, they prefer to work with equipment that they are already familiar with.

Our low cost incubators are very easy to assemble and eliminate the need for highly skilled operators to run in regions with limited access to healthcare technology.

The innovative design allows the incubators to be transported between different resource constrained areas such as refugee camps and war zones where it can support thousands of infants.

Our Journey at MIT Solve 2020

MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a mission to solve world challenges. There were 6 global challenges presented in the year 2020, from Sustainable Foods to Indigenous Communities. We are the only team from Bangladesh in the Maternal & Neonatal Challenge representing the nation on a global scale.

Out of 2700+ participants, spread across 135 countries. We are proud to announce that we are a part of an exclusive group of internationally acclaimed MIT Solvers as we have won the Maternal & Newborn Health challenge. We are also the recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Prize and we have also secured the Community Prize in MIT Solve Challenge 2020.

Maternal & Newborn Health Solver Class of 2020

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Recipient of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award

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Community Award recipient at MIT Solve 2020

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