An app to detect and estimate jaundice in newborns.
Picterus is a smartphone app that estimates jaundice in newborns using biomedical optics and photonics to detect bilirubin. The app is currently a prototype.
This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.
None, as of 2020
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Health care professionals with the need for affordable monitoring of jaundice in newborns.
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work (mobile internet, SMS, voice).
Mobile data coverage required for the product/service to work (2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, other [specify]).
Device(s) type required for the product/service to work (smartphone, feature phone, tablet, other [specify]).
Device features required for the product/service to work (bluetooth, Wi-Fi, camera, IVR, GPS, accelerometers/motion sensors, physiologic biosensors, biometric identifiers, SIM, memory card (e.g microSD), other [specify]).
Connectivity requirement for the product/service to work. Some apps/services can work offline. If no, specify if network connectivity is needed at any point (e.g connectivity needed for download).
Is the product/service able to receive and send back information to the user?
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Support according to the literacy level required from the user. If yes, specify type of literacy support. If no, the user is intended to be literate.
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Education and behavior change, human resource management, decision support, data collection & analytics, electronic medical records, Healthcare provider- CHW training, telemedicine/remote diagnostic, stock management, disease surveillance and reporting
User friendly, low cost
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