Preterm infants are generally born with less surfactant in their lungs than full-term infants, resulting in more difficulty in keeping their lungs expanded. As a result, the infants have strong breathing difficulties and, without the appropriate help, they can develop disorders due to the decrease in oxygen intake. In turn, this can lead to chronic lung diseases which are often fatal for the infants. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are commonly used to assist preterm infants in breathing and give them a chance at a normal life
May 7, 2013 4pm -7 pm
UCI Student Tech Showcase
Our EWH senior design team and two past winners of the BEST competition have achieved top honors at the recent Winter Design Review and have been invited to the Ingenuity showcase this May. Come support all the top design teams for global health diagnostics!