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Baby Incubators from Used Car Parts

Modded Toyota 4Runner Turns Mechanics Into Medical Techs

— December 18, 2008 — Autos
Developing nations are often the beneficiaries of baby incubators from wealthier countries that don't work. Ill-equipped to service these baby incubators, they lay unused in 'incubator graveyards.' Dr. Jonathan Rosen of Boston University's School of Management has invented a revolutionary incubator that's made with parts from a Toyota 4Runner.

According to the New York Times, the heat source of the car part incubator is a pair of headlights, a car door alarm signals emergencies and an auto air filter and fan provide climate control. Dr. Rosen's invention is a $1,000 incubator that does the same job as a $40,000 traditional incubator.

The best part of the car part incubator, however, is the ease with which it is maintained. Mechanics who are already familiar with the Toyota 4Runner can quickly be cross-trained as medical technicians.
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