Otter Newborn Warmer

Design That Matters (DtM)

The Otter Newborn Warmer is a warming bassinet for premature or low birth weight newborns.

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Otter is a durable, washable warming bassinet for premature and low birthweight (LBW) newborns. As a single-newborn warming mattress that supplies steady warming at body temperature, Otter can eliminate the risk of hypothermia and reduce incidences of hospital-acquired infection.

Currently in prototype phase, Design That Matters has developed four iterations of Otter and conducted user interviews and design reviews with neonatology and global health experts. Otter design development is still in progress as of early 2019 and planned to be completed by early 2020.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product is a prototype as of September 2017 and consequently distributors have not yet been secured. DtM plans to work with global health partners around the world to distribute the warmer units.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Because this product is still in development, a price range is unknown.Interview with representative Target price point is $350 per unit.ASME ISHOW 2016

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Commercially available radiant warmers and incubators like GE’s Lullaby Warmer PrimeEmbrace Infant WarmerIncublanket, and Kangaroo mother care (KMC).

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being


Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Infant caretaker

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