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About this medical device
Status Commercialized
Replicated in Africa
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Treatment
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Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Design Revolution: Design for the Other Ninety Percent
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When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]


Funding Source[edit | edit source]

Phoenix Medical Systems

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Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Brilliance: world-class jaundice treatment for low-resource settings. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20120927084636/http://www.d-rev.org:80/projects/brilliance.html

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

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

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Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit | edit source]