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Solar-powered LED phototherapy blanket

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Health Topic Child mortality
Classification Treatment
Scope Prototype
Location Africa, Asia

Contents

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

  • 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

Funding Source

References

Peer-reviewed publication

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.

IP and copyright

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards