The ENPHO Body Belt Incubator is a lightweight fabric and reusable belt used to store microbiological water test samples under certain ambient body heat temperature environments.
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
UNICEF and ENPHO Laboratories
The Body Belt Incubator is developed and manufactured by ENPHO Laboratories.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
This technology can be purchased through ENPHO's website and through the UNDP.
Distributions to Date Status
By 2020, 730 had been deployed. Interview with manufacturer
The Body Belt Incubator uses ambient body heat to incubate microbiological water samples by maintaining an average temperature of anywhere from 25 °C to 40 °C. However, most tests conducted report an average temperature of 33-35 °C.
The product's lifecycle depends on how often it is used and worn out as it is a fabric cloth product.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
No significant variation in results between the belt and electric incubation techniques.
Vetted Performance Status
The belt has been tested by the Central Bureau of Statistics in Nepal and the Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Surve and found that the belt consistently holds a temperature between 33 and 35 °C.
It is important to ensure that the belt is secure but not too tight as to restrict blood flow.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
Chromocult Agar with Body Belt Incubation vs. the Standard Method Test