Updated on March 1, 2024


Created on June 14, 2016

Bilisense Jaundice Treatment Pad


The Bilisense Jaundice Treatment Pad is a therapeutic light-emitting pad for low-cost and mobile treatment of neonatal jaundice. As of June 2019, this product is no longer featured on the manufacturer's website and appears to be discontinued.

Developed By
  1. Infantrust Parenting Solutions
Tested By
  • Infantrust Parenting Solutions
Content Partners


Product Description

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 a prototype.

As of June 2019, this product is no longer featured on the manufacturer’s website and appears to be discontinued.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

None available, as the product is discontinued

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include D-Rev Brilliance Pro and Brilliance Phototherapy Device.

Manufacturing/Building Method

None available, as this product is a prototype. Large-scale manufacturing has not been initiated, product seems discontinued.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

None available.

Distributions to Date Status


Average spectral irradiance (μW/cm2/nm)

?30?W/cm2/nmInterview with representative

Device dimensions

28cm x 14cm x 0.5cm (11” x 5½” x ¼”)

Device weight (kg)

0.07 kg

Effective surface area (cm)


Illumination source

Light source embedded within treatment pad.

Irradiance uniformity ratio


Lamp duration (hrs)

Lamp duration equivalent to lifecycle of product, which has been calculated as 5 years considering 50% utilization.

Max power consumption (W)

2.5 W

Peak wavelength (nm)


Recommended treatment distance (cm)

Unknown, though baby is placed on top of the treatment pad.

Time totalizer (machine run/therapy)


Voltage type


Design Specifications

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): ?30?W/cm2/nm Weight of pad: 70g (2½ oz.) Weight of power supply: 200g (7 oz.)

Product Schematics

Technical Support

The product is meant to be used without required training or periodic maintenanceInterview with representative.

Replacement Components

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.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Portable, low-cost, safe, maintenance-free, minimal training, compatible in numerous healthcare environmentsInterview with representative

Vetted Performance Status

Extensive testing and development over the course of multiple years by both the manufacturer and hospitalsInterview with representative.


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.

Complementary Technical Systems

Can be used with disposable hygiene control sleeves and overhead phototherapy systems for additional coverageInterview with representative.

Academic Research and References


Compliance with regulations

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) 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic) 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)

Evaluation methods

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 product (Interview with representative)

Other Information

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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