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Firefly Phototherapy System

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About this medical device
CONTEXT Two Infants in Phototherapy(small).JPG
Status Prototyped
Replicated in Asia
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Treatment
Documentation data
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0

Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

Funding Source[edit | edit source]

East Meets West

References[edit | edit source]

Peer-reviewed publication[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

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

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

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

IP and copyright[edit | edit source]

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