ASU graduates create medical device to cure jaundice

Jaundice is a common condition that occurs in approximately 60 percent of newborn babies. If left untreated, it can be life-threatening, especially in underdeveloped countries where health care and technology are limited. NeoLight, an Arizona State University student startup, aims to solve that problem with a portable and cost-effective medical incubator.

NeoLight constructed two devices, one designed for the United States and a second, called NeoLight Freedom, that was designed for underdeveloped countries where power supply is scarce. Both devices are lightweight, portable, solar powered and utilize LED lighting, which lasts for more than 20,000 hours and consumes only five watts of electricity.

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January 22, 2015