The University of Maryland Baltimore and General Electric's Maternal Infant Care division are developing an inexpensive incubator and ventilator to be used in low resource healthcare settings. Currently, they are working on creating an inexpensive incubator-warmer-cooler-transporter and portable ventilator. Research on the technologies will be done in Southern India.
This technology came to our attention through the Saving Lives at Birth Challenge, 2011. USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and The World Bank have joined to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development.