Research and Development

 

DreamWarmer is the most affordable, effective and intuitive warming device for vulnerable newborns in resource-limited settings

Safety and durability are our top priority as we design products for use among vulnerable populations. With this in mind, the Dream Infant Warmer has been developed to meet the highest standards and has successfully undergone significant testing both in the laboratory and field settings to ensure there is no risk of toxicity, irritation, or skin sensitization.

Current Process – We are in the final design optimization process and are working on the first large scale production round.

 

Wax Mattress

The mattress is comprised of wax phase change material (PureTemp37) “candles” that are made from USDA-certified vegetable oil that is non-hazardous and safe for transport. Durability tests were performed on the candles to confirm that the phase change material would not leak. In these tests, the candles in the Infant Warmer were repeatedly subject to heavy weights, horizontal and vertical drops, rapid cooling and exposure to bleach. 

Insulating Sleeve

DreamWarmer’s insulating sleeve is a polymer film made of non-toxic foam and neoprene, certified by the USDA and FDA to hold air, fluids, and vacuum, and to withstand very high temperatures. The plastic was tested by submerging each sample in boiling water for 30 minutes and cooling for 10 minutes. There was no apparent wear or melting in these tests.