Christopher Nsamba is an Ugandan tech entrepreneur who designed the world largest life-saving incubator before his demise.
Nsamba founded the African Space Research Program, which built a reputation for itself through the creation of innovative technologies. He was known for his innovation and installation of 10 baby incubators at Kawempe and Mukono Hospitals in Uganda. Other innovations he made are drones, and baby ICUs for ambulances.
Through this, Christopher Nsamba became famous for designing and installing the world’s largest incubator dubbed SAVANT X in Uganda. SAVANT X can incubate 10 babies at once in different chambers and has saved the lives of hundreds of premature-born kids in Uganda. The incubator understands and can make decisions in case of an emergency when medical personnel is not close by.
Christopher Nsamba’s incubators can “monitor oxygen in babies’, blood as well as their heart beats per minute and show a pulse graph of the heart. If a baby stops breathing, the machine will immediately trigger an alarm system. The machine is also equipped with a wireless device which transmits data so that nurses
can monitor the incubator at a distance.
The incubator also produces oxygen from its environment and also has an anti-mosquito system which is controlled by the machine’s computer that automatically humidifies and sanitizes the baby’s environment.
Nsamba’s incubators have already been deployed in several hospitals in Uganda, including Mukono, Kawempe and Kawolo.
In 2021, he was recognized by the Official World Record Association for building the world’s largest incubator. His invention was also recognized as the most technologically sophisticated baby incubator technology ever built. His incubator program led him to win the Innovation of the Year award for the Heroes In Health Awards 2021 in Uganda.
The Ugandan health ministry described Christopher Nsamba as an exceptional being whose innovation will be greatly missed by the country. Earlier this year, he died at the age of 37 after battling with diabeties disease for a while but he made a great impact before his demise.