Christopher Nsamba, a Ugandan tech entrepreneur who is credited with developing the world’s largest life-saving incubator, died at the age of 37. According to Ugandan media accounts, he died of diabetes following a long battle with the condition.
The Ugandan health ministry recognized Nsamba as an amazing human whose inventiveness will be missed by the country in a glowing tribute.
“The Ministry of Health’s management is very saddened by the death of Mr. Christopher Nsamba, who was noted for his innovation and installation of ten infant incubators at Kawempe and Mukono Hospitals.” Drones and infant ICUs for ambulances are two further advances. “May his soul rest in eternal peace,” the ministry of health said in a statement.
Nsamba launched the African Space Research Program, which gained a reputation for developing new technology. The Ugandan engineer rose to prominence after designing and constructing the world’s largest incubator, known as SAVANT X, in Uganda.
SAVANT X can incubate 10 newborns in various chambers at the same time and has saved the lives of hundreds of premature-born children in Uganda. Furthermore, according to dailyexpress, the incubator understands and can make judgments in the event of an emergency when medical personnel are not nearby.
The incubator also has technology that repairs damaged brain cells in newborns that suffer brain injuries (twitches) during delivery. The equipment also has a wireless gadget that transmits data, allowing a nurse, for example, to monitor the incubator from a distance.
His incubators can “measure oxygen levels in newborns’ blood as well as their heart beats per minute and display a heart pulse graph.” If a baby’s breathing stops, the equipment will immediately sound an alarm. According to Kumatoo, the equipment also has a wireless gadget that transmits data so that a nurse, for example, may watch the incubator from a distance.
The incubator also generates oxygen from its surroundings and includes an anti-mosquito system that is controlled by the machine’s computer and automatically humidifies and sanitizes the baby’s environment.
Nsamba’s incubators have already been installed at numerous Ugandan hospitals, including Mukono, Kawempe, and Kawolo.
He was acknowledged by the Official World Record Association in 2021 for constructing the world’s largest incubator. His invention was also acknowledged as the most highly advanced infant incubator technology ever created. His incubator program earned him the Innovation of the Year prize at Uganda’s Heroes In Health Awards 2021.
Nsamba has also created drones and infant ICUs for ambulances in addition to incubators. He assembled a small crew in 2013 to launch Uganda’s first space observer.