The infant transport incubator backpack will be most useful in areas with rough terrain or inadequate road systems. It also uses a shock-absorbing suspension system to protect babies during travel.
Implications - Four mechanical engineering students -- Phil Brox, Jeff Belval, Brett Raver and Casey Dean -- have created a life-saving backpack. The backpack can be attached to a base that fits onto a gurney. "In some countries, if they have to save a life, they hike in and carry the baby in their hands or use a sling approach. The sad reality is that often the baby dies," says Brox.