Transporting newborn infants requires an environment that will keep them warm, safe and secure. When infants are transported, they have nowhere to be placed other then in their mothers arms. These infants run the risk of heat loss and of injury, should the transporting vehicle be involved in an accident, have to take evasive action to avoid a collision or, in the case of an aircraft, be subject to turbulence during flight.
Until now the only way to guarantee a warm environment for the baby has been to use a heavy, cumbersome and physically large Transport Incubator. These expensive devices require an electrical supply for them to function, are not readily available, and most require dedicated vehicles.
Using the same technology, materials and design features that protect Formula 1 racing car drivers from injury during a crash, the revolutionary Babypod range provides the security and warmth a newborn needs, at a fraction of the cost of a standard transport incubator.
This hi-tech, "Carbon Fibre" construction complies with the latest European Ambulance Standards (CEN 1789) requirement of a 10g crash test survivability. This represents a crash at 30 miles per hour (55 km/h).
Intended for infants up to 8 kilograms, the Babypod range offers many of the features provided by standard transport incubators without the complexity of design. Warmth is provided by the clinically proven TransWarmer WarmGel Mattress. This unique, exothermic gel mattress, provides a constant 38°C temperature for up to two hours.