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Solar-powered LED phototherapy blanket
|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 receive phototherapy treatment for jaundice. This is largely because electrical sources to power phototherapy devices are limited in low resource settings.
Detailed description of the solution
This portable, low-cost phototherapy blanket uses 200 blue LED light bulbs to provide light therapy to jaundiced infants. It’s flexible photovoltaic panel harnesses solar energy to power the blanket’s battery, eliminating the need for electrical power sources.
- Designed by: AMT, Inc. lead by Arye Rosen and Harel Rosen
- Manufacturer (if different):
- Manufacturer location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
When and where it was tested/implemented
Other internally generated reports
Externally generated reports
Grand Challenges in Global Health (2010). Low cost battery run photovoltaic driven blue LED blanket therapy for jaundiced newborn in developing countries. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from here.
Maternova. LED blanket therapy. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from here.
Philly.com. (December 2010). To help poor countries, simpler health treatments not dependent on electricity. Retrieved December 5 2013 from here.