It is very often children and elderly people who need special attention in the event of an emergency. This is all the more true for newborns requiring special care in neonatal wards, where they are usually connected to monitors and frequently receiving additional oxygen or other treatments. If the ward needs to be evacuated in an emergency, time can be of the essence, as infants are even more sensitive to smoke and other toxic gases than adults. In fact, inhaling the wrong substance - even for a second - can have fatal consequences. To ensure infants can be rescued in these situations as quickly and easily as possible, the Swiss-based NeoRescue GmbH has now developed the "Lifebox".

Thanks to the positive pressure function, the infant safely stowed away inside is protected against dust, gas and smoke, but also the consequences of chemical or biological emergencies. The refillable air supply integrated into the box is enough to last approximately 45 minutes, which is the average time it takes to conduct two rescue operations. Infants don't have to be disconnected from their medical support when being placed into the "Lifebox". This can save a lot of precious time when preparing newborns for evacuation and ensures their medical condition can be continuously monitored. Although the "Lifebox" is usually designed to be carried by two people walking side by side or in single file, one person should still be able to carry it to safety for significant distances if need be. The "Lifebox" is certified to "medtech category 1" and meets all biocompatibility requirements. What's more, the air supply system is PPE-tested.