The Babypod 20 is a Formula One-inspired environment for new-born babies needing emergency transportation. Safety standards in Formula One have dramatically improved over the years with the use of extremely strong but lightweight carbon fibre driver safety cells. Working in collaboration with Advanced Healthcare Technology (AHT), Williams Advanced Engineering designed and manufactured the Babypod 20 for the infant emergency transportation market.
Previously, this required the use of heavy and cumbersome incubators, devices which not only required an electricity supply, but also dedicated vehicles too. The Babypod 20 provides the environment that a baby needs at a significantly reduced price of a standard transport incubator. Lightweight and easy to handle, Babypod 20 can attach to any transport stretcher whether on a trolley or in an ambulance, car or even helicopter.
The hi-tech carbon fibre transport devices, which can withstand a 20 G-force crash, have been launched in Intensive Care Ambulances used at Great Ormond Street Hospital. They have also been used by the Children Acute Transport Service, who also advised on design requirements.