Worldwide, the WHO estimates 15 million premature births annually, of which 1 million die as a result of premature birth. In most cases, the cause represents the treatment in incubators and its risks, which cannot compensate for vital functions.

Eggie refers to a new generation of infant life support through artificial womb systems and their acceptance. Through Eggie, the infant is placed in a neonatal state in which it can continue to develop as if it were in the womb. In addition to processes essential for survival, physical characteristics of the mother, such as the real heartbeat, are imitated for healthy development. Supply capsules give parents the opportunity to take care of their infant, easing the waiting time for their child.

Patricia Czegeny /
Prof. Frank Zebner

Freies Projekt 2020 / 2021