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|Health Topic||Child mortality|
Problem being addressed
About twelve percent of newborns worldwide need to receive immediate treatment for severe jaundice. This problem can be solved through the use of phototherapy treatment, but in low cost settings existing phototherapy options are often ineffective, costly, difficult to maintain, and improperly used.
Detailed description of the solution
Brilliance is an inexpensive, energy-efficient phototherapy device that provides jaundice treatment. While traditional phototherapy machines use compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, Brilliance uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that last ten times longer. The device has proven to be more effective than traditional devices and costs only $300, a tenth of the cost of other phototherapy devices.
- Designed by: Design Revolution: Design for the Other Ninety Percent
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When and where it was tested/implemented
Phoenix Medical Systems
Other internally generated reports
Brilliance: world-class jaundice treatment for low-resource settings. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.d-rev.org/projects/brilliance.html
Externally generated reports
Cheaper, greener blue light: A better phototherapy device for jaundice treatment. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/2011/02/01/cheaper_greener_blue_light_a_better_phototherapy_device_for_jaundice_treatment.html