Bilisense Jaundice Treatment Pad
Infantrust Parenting Solutions
The Bilisense Jaundice Treatment Pad is a maintenance-free solution for low-cost and mobile treatment of neonatal jaundice. The soft and flexible BilisenseTM therapeutic pad emits light in the recommended spectrum and of optimal intensity to treat neonatal hyperbilirubinemiaInterview with representative. This product is still on the prototype phase.
South AfricaInterview with representative.
None available, as the product is still under development and just transitioning to commercialization.
List price of 200 USD, retail price of 300 USD.
Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.
Treatment of neonatal jaundice
Suitable for home, clinic and hospital use by physicians, technicians, nurses, midwives or caregivers in rural, ambulatory, residential, primary (health post, health centre), secondary (hospital) and tertiary (specialist hospital) settingsInterview with representative.
None available, as this product is still transitioning from prototype to commercialization. Large-scale manufacturing has not been initiated yet.
This product is patent-protectedInterview with representative.
None available, as product transitioning to commercialization.
Specifications are as followsInterview with representative:
Dimensions: 28cm x 14cm x 0.5cm (11” x 5½” x ¼”)
Replaceable parts: None
Power consumption: 1.5W (nominal), 2.5W (max)
HS Code: 9018.90.84
Light intensity (APP recommended): ≥30μW/cm2/nm
Weight of pad: 70g (2½ oz.)
Weight of power supply: 200g (7 oz.)
The product is meant to be used without required training or periodic maintenanceInterview with representative.
The light source for the Bilisense Treatment Pad is meant to last the lifetime of the product, with no light bulbs needing to be replaced or outputs adjusted.
A rechargeable battery pack is under development and estimated to be available in 2017 that will allow continued use for up to 12 hours without mains electricity, allowing mobility and making the blanket suitable for rural areas with no or unreliable mains supplyInterview with representative.
Lifecycle of up to 5 years, shelf life of 10 yearsInterview with representative.
Portable, low-cost, safe, maintenance-free, minimal training, compatible in numerous healthcare environmentsInterview with representative
Extensive testing and development over the course of multiple years by both the manufacturer and hospitalsInterview with representative.
This product has been tested at Mowbray Maternity Hospital in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Expert advisors advise the need of skilled supervision to follow the AAP guidelines that recommends evaluating response after 8 hours to see if Phototherapy device is effective, if not alternate treatment would be needed to avoid any health risks for neonates. Also they suggest that risk analysis for use / abuse conditions are needed.
Can be used with disposable hygiene control sleeves and overhead phototherapy systems for additional coverageInterview with representative.
This product has a CE mark and conforms to the following EU DirectivesInterview with representative:
MDD 93/42/EEC (Medical Device Directive Class I device)
EN 60601-1 (Medical Electrical Equipment)
EN 60601-2-50 (Infant Phototherapy Equipment)
EN 60601-1-2 (Collateral Standard)
2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
Testing by the manufacturer, clinical tests in hospitals. This product has been tested by the manufacturer to meet regulations and deemed safe by hospitals that have tested the productInterview with representative.
Expert advisers agree that portability is a plus for this product. They also question if there is a use case for phototherapy in non-clinical settings/resource limited scenarios since there is a need of skilled supervision. AAP guidelines recommends evaluating response after 8 hours to see if Phototherapy device is effective, if not alternate treatment would be needed
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