Doctors say many expectant mothers in developing countries give birth prematurely, especially in refugee camps, largely because of poor diet and unhealthy living conditions.
Premature birth is the biggest killer of children worldwide. Because these tiny babies are born before their lungs are fully developed, they are more susceptible to often deadly infections. But they could survive if placed in an incubator, where they would continue to develop in the closed chamber and warm, controlled environment.
早产是全世界孩子最为致命的杀手 。因为这些小婴儿出生之前肺部并未完全发育,往往更容易受到致命的感染 。但如果放置在一个恒温箱中就可以存活, 在这个封闭室及温暖,可控的环境中他们将继续成长 。
However with a price tag of around 50,000, incubators are out of reach even for some hospitals.
Twenty-three year-old design engineering student James Roberts of Britain says his 400 inflatable incubator may help solve this problem.
“It's basically an insulated piece of air, so it's like the difference between double and single glazing, so it's easier to keep the inside at a stable heat environment, heat temperature."
The Inflated incubator is collapsible and when folded resembles an ordinary travel bag.
It is powered through a regular electrical line, but Roberts said he has found a solution in case there is a power outage, which often happens in refugee camps.
“I thought Why not car batteries?There's loads of cars out there, they're pretty readily available. So you can plug this into a car battery. It will run for 24 hours and then when the mains comes back on, the mains can then charge this battery, and then that can run the incubator."
“我想到汽车电池有何不可?满世界都是大量的汽车,电池无处不在 。所以你可以把这个插入汽车电池中 。24小时的充电后总线就可以为恒温箱电池充电并开始工作 。”
Roberts' won the 47,000 James Dyson Award earlier this year for his incubator design. He said the project is still in the development phase, but the prize money will help him start a company for the mass manufacturing of inflatable incubators.
罗伯茨的这项设计今年早些时候为他在詹姆斯·戴森奖项赢得了47000美元奖金 。他表示该项目仍然处于开发阶段,但这笔钱可以使他创办充气恒温箱的大规模制造公司 。
1.expectant mother 孕妇
An expectant mother with a first baby should avoid such a strain.
Mother eyed Jim with an eager, expectant smile.
2.continue to 继续
By convention, they are shown to the right of drop-down menu items to allow users to learn them as they continue to access a menu item.
Property values continue to advance rapidly.
3.loads of 大量，许多
The first plane-loads of food, children's clothing and medical supplies began arriving.
They didn't exactly sell bucket-loads of records the first time around.