Design alumnus announces successful deployment of the mOm Essential Incubator in Ukraine

Product Design and Technology Alumnus James Roberts is the CEO and Founder of mOm, who has recently announced the successful international deployment of the mOm Essential Incubator into Ukraine.

The incubator is being used to provide much-needed flexibility to the healthcare system, supporting clinicians and saving the lives of babies. mOm has worked with its partners Crown Agents and Jersey Overseas Aid to deliver the systems to where they are needed.

Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year, accounting for about one in 10 of all babies born worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born full term and may face long-term health problems that affect the brain, the lungs, hearing or vision. Premature birth remains the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide.

James worked on a concept for an incubator during the final year of his degree, winning him the 2014 James Dyson Award. He has been working on the mOm Incubator ever since and it was approved for its first clinical use in 2021.

On its deployment into Ukraine, James commented: "It is humbling to see our systems supporting clinicians and saving lives in these very difficult times. It goes some way to proving how the mOm Incubator can be used anywhere and everywhere, giving much-needed flexibility to the healthcare system."

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