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Firefly Phototherapy System

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CONTEXT Two Infants in Phototherapy(small).JPG
Health Topic Child mortality
Classification Treatment
Scope Prototype
Location Asia

Problem being addressed[edit]

An estimated 6-10% of all newborn mortality is due to jaundice or jaundice complications. In Africa and South Asia, 5.7 million newborns do not have accessibility to phototherapy devices to treat jaundice.

Detailed description of the solution[edit]

Firefly utilizes high-intensity double-sided blue LED light. It is made up of a small bassinet with the LED lamp positioned above. The device is meant to function in the mother’s recovery room to reduce hospital staff workload and in-hospital breastfeeding.

Designed by[edit]

  • Designed by: Design that Matters
  • Manufacturer (if different): Medical Technology Transfer and Services
  • Manufacturer location: Vietnam

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit]

Funding Source[edit]

East Meets West


Peer-reviewed publication[edit]

Other internally generated reports[edit]

Project Firefly: Infant phototherapy (2013, September 18). Design that Matters. Retrieved October 25, 2013 from here.

Externally generated reports[edit]

Firefly Phototherapy System (2013, October 22). Retrieved October 25, 2013 from here.

IP and copyright[edit]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit]