Typically, in the event of a road traffic accident, a conventional transport incubator could break free from its mounting, endangering the lives of both the patient and of crew members. The weight of a typical incubator can be up to 120kg, and as such is incredibly difficult to secure to an ambulance safely. In the past, both injuries and deaths have been caused due to incubators breaking free during a crash.
The Baby Pod II’s carbon/composite fibre construction allows for a transport device with dramatically reduced weight from a typical solution. Weighing less than 10kg, it can be secured to any common transport stretcher, in any road ambulance, fixed-wing or rotary aircraft.
This flexibility reduces the need for a transport team to wait for the availability of a specific incubator or ambulance, reducing the time taken to transfer the patient. When times of the essence, this is important both for the well-being of the patient, and for the availability of the transport team to attend further transfers.