Jane Chen is the visionary behind the Embrace Warmer, the low-cost baby incubator responsible for helping 150,000+ babies worldwide – most of them preterm infants. She and her classmates invented it seven years ago in a Stanford University classroom, and today, it has received the support and attention of both Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and President Obama. Currently, Jane and her organizations, Embrace and Embrace Innovations, are on a mission to help save the lives of 1,000,000 babies around the world.
To further this mission, Jane just launched a US consumer version of her product, which operates on a Toms Shoes-inspired 1:1 sales model: for every US product sold, a baby will be helped by the Embrace infant warmer in the developing world.
The product is called Little Lotus, and it is the ideal product for new parents. Using material initially designed for NASA space suits, it keeps infants at an optimal temperature, both storing and releasing heat as needed to keep baby cozy and comfortable.