A group of recent graduates from Arizona State University recently designed a device that provides an inexpensive way to treat babies with jaundice. Although jaundice is treatable, the condition can be life threatening in countries that lack the equipment necessary to treat the condition. This device offers a low-cost solution for hospitals that cannot afford traditional incubators.
The 'NeoLight' is a portable incubator that can be used to treat babies with jaundice. The device itself is about the size of an iPad, which means that it is small enough to fit in a backpack. The device contains six powerful LED lights, which emit a bluish color. Babies lie on the surface for about two or three days and the NeoLight works to treat their condition. The device can run off of solar power or a battery, which makes it ideal for clinics that may not have a reliable source of electricity.
With its efficient design and affordable price tag, the NeoLight could help to save countless lives around the world.