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Firefly Phototherapy System
|Health Topic||Child mortality|
Problem being addressed
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
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: Design that Matters
- Manufacturer (if different): Medical Technology Transfer and Services
- Manufacturer location: Vietnam
When and where it was tested/implemented
East Meets West
Other internally generated reports
Project Firefly: Infant phototherapy (2013, September 18). Design that Matters. Retrieved October 25, 2013 from here.
Externally generated reports
Firefly Phototherapy System (2013, October 22). Retrieved October 25, 2013 from here.