Smartphones have become near ubiquitous on the global stage placing the power of both computational analytics and communication into the hands of users in both high and low-resource regions alike. The potential to leverage these devices to address inequities in healthcare are enormous. Our development team theorizes that we can create a medical device blending a traditional pediatric phototherapy irradiance meter for the treatment of neonatal jaundice with a mobile smartphone to create a reasonably priced irradiance meter with improved performance specifically for low-resource regions. The result of our work is a minimum viable prototype based on an Android operating system tethered wirelessly to a remote sensor that incorporates a clinical training feature. Based on laboratory tests simulating a clinical environment and field testing in Northern Nigeria, the results were equivalent to standard phototherapy meters with additional expected benefits of cost, mobility, access and clinical training.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Event||2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020 - Minneapolis, United States|
Duration: Apr 6 2020 → Apr 9 2020
|Name||Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020|
|Conference||2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020|
|Period||4/6/20 → 4/9/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The team would like to thank the following participating institutions: Thrasher Research Fund, who provided partial project funding; University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics; HHRI (Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute), Department of Pediatrics; DISHER Engineering (Zeeland, Michigan); Arbor Grace (Detroit, Michigan); Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria, Nigeria); Beltline Center (Detroit, Michigan) and Internet Mobility Cellular (Plano, Texas).
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- 10/90 Gap
- 3D Printing
- Minimum Viable Prototype
- Open Source