Worldwide, there are approximately 15 million infants born prematurely every year. One million will not see their first birthday. Many could be saved with the use of an incubator; however, modern incubators cost in excess of $30,000 -- far beyond the financial means of much of the world. This points to the worldwide cry for very basic incubators to address the needs of premature infants.

Richard Allen is the founder of The Incubator Project (TIP). In 1907 his father was born prematurely and was placed in a warm oven to maintain his life. One hundred years later, in 2007, his granddaughter was also an incubator baby. This family history impacted Mr. Allen. In 2013 he applied his 45 years of engineering experience to address the need for simple baby incubators to be gifted to remote third-world areas, war-torn districts and disaster-relief territories. As TIP is launching, the focus is on Central and South America, however, anyplace in the world with a viable need is appropriate. TIP receives ADVICE from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Franklin Square Hospital neonatal care physicians. Read more...