Home Phototherapy Unit

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About this medical device
Homephototherapy.jpg
Status Commercialized
Made? No
Replicated? No
Designed in Iran
Replicated in Asia
Health topic Child mortality
Health classification Treatment
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Documentation data

Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

Jaundice in newborns is an extremely common condition that can result in kernicterus (brain damage) or even death without medical treatment. Resource-limited areas often lack the equipment necessary to treat this condition with phototherapy. In addition, phototherapy systems are generally large so they cannot be transported, causing newborns to extend their stay in hospitals.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

The home phototherapy unit is a small, portable device that can treat jaundice in newborns at home. The light waves transform toxic bilirubin in the newborn’s blood into a safer product. This unit has a timer, cooling system, an alarm, four folding legs. It is transportable and can be easily used by any caregiver.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: Ehsan Dargazy
  • Manufacturer: Tosan Co.
  • Manufacturer location: Iran

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

Iran

References[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Tosan Co. (2012). Home Phototherapy 027. Retrieved November 29, 2013 from here.

Externally generated reports[edit | edit source]

Design to Improve Life. Home Phototherapy. Retrieved November 29, 2013 from here.

Maternova. (January 11, 2013). Home Phototherapy Unit. Retrieved November 29, 2013 from here.

IP and copyright[edit | edit source]

Copyright © 2012 Tosan Co.