25 years of MMID: incubator for Dräger Medical

Products that save lives

MMID is celebrating its 25th birthday. In honor of this anniversary, every month we will ask one of our team members to select a project that symbolizes the last 25 years to them. Oscar Toetenel, Functionality Designer at MMID, talks about the development of the award-winning incubator for Dräger Medical.

Partnership of five years

In 2011 MMID is invited for a pitch at Dräger Medical, for the development of BabyLeoTN500, a new generation of incubators. At first, Dräger only asks MMID for advice on design and testing user interaction, but this turns into a partnership of over five years. MMID stays involved with the project until serial production starts. The BabyLeoTN500 was introduced to the market in November 2016. The product wins two prestigious design awards; the iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award. Oscar Toetenel is one of the many product developers who participated in the project.

About life and death

Oscar: “The Babyleo TN500 was definitely a milestone project. That project affected me because of the relevance. There are a lot of products that are fun to make, but when they don’t get realized, there’s no harm done. But the products we make for Dräger are about life and death. Somebody has to be able to trust on that product blindly. With the development of the incubator, we have contributed to saving lives, and that was precious for me to contribute to. Those are the experiences that are worthwhile.”

Continue reading about the development of the incubator.

About the author

Anouk is a creative and pragmatic problem solver, working at MMID since 2006.