Student Designs & 3D Prints Bottle System For Premature Babies

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An estimated 15 million babies are born too early around the world each year – that’s more than 1 in 10 of the total number of babies born. Nearly a million of those children die each year due to complications of their preterm birth, and many of those who survive will face a lifetime of learning disabilities or visual and hearing problems.

Scientists say those early births have a variety of causes from increased maternal age, increases in the rate of pregnancy-related complications such as gestational diabetes or a more common use of infertility treatments.

As a result, premature birth is now the single biggest killer of young children due to complications of preterm birth, and most of those deaths happen in the developing world.

So Ravid Koriat Barkan, a recent graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, decided she wanted to do something to help more babies stand a fighting chance when they’re born preterm.

The FEEDER system was specifically designed for newborns in neonatal intensive care units, and it was meant to streamline and improve breast milk collection, storage and delivery to the child.

Read more news: http://3dprint.com/90724/bottle-system-for-premies/

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