Artificial Womb

The artificial womb is a liquid-based neonatal intensive care unit for extremely premature born babies.

Every year, 800,000 babies are born extremely preterm (<28 weeks of age) worldwide. These infants are usually transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit. However, this leads to many complications, because the lungs are not yet fully developed. In the Artificial Womb project, we develop an alternative environment, more similar to the mother’s womb: the lungs remain filled with fluid and the umbilical cord is attached to an artificial placenta. to improve their organ development.

Team members Juliette van Haren, Mark Thielen, Ben de Jong, Frank Delbressine
Department Industrial Design
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