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Device for Treatment of Neonate Hyperbilirubinemia Through Mechanically Actuated Swaddling and Phototherapy

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Aaron P. Tucker

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Paper No. DMD2019-3252, pp. V001T10A009; 3 pages
  • 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference
  • 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 15–18, 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4103-7
  • Copyright © 2019 by ASME


It is widely known that hyperbilirubinemia (colloquially known as jaundice) is a common neonate ailment developed in about 50% of term and 80% of preterm neonates. This condition arises from bilirubin deposits in the skin and causes yellow coloring in newborns. [1] If left untreated, neonates are at risk of developing extreme hyperbilirubinemia which can lead to neurological impairment (bilirubin related encephalopathy). [2]

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Topics: Skin , Nervous system , Risk



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