Pain relief

In the best Dutch tradition, one-third of all childbirths take place in a home environment. But due to strict regulations set by the Dutch Ministry of Health, painkillers like laughing gas are not allowed there, while demand is ever growing. Industrial Design Engineering student Eva Schuurmans invented a solution: a system for providing laughing gas at home. Some companies have already shown their interest in Schuurmans’ design. Encouraged by these enthusiastic reactions, she would love to get her design on the market: “I just want to make births in a home environment easier, but I cannot do it on my own. Additional expertise is necessary.”

Stay informed about the research

Receive the Delft Outlook newsletter 4 times a year