Updated on August 31, 2021


Created on August 31, 2021


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An app to detect and estimate jaundice in newborns. Courtesy of WHO Compendium 2021

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Product Description

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.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

None, as of 2020

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

User friendly, low cost

Academic Research and References


Aune A, Vartdal G, Bergseng H, Randeberg LL, Darj E. Bilirubin estimates from smartphone images of newborn infants’ skin correlated highly to serum bilirubin levels. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Dec;109(12):2532-2538. doi: 10.1111/apa.15287. Epub 2020 Apr 19. PMID: 32267569.

Amani M., Falk H., Jensen O.D., Vartdal G., Aune A., Lindseth F. (2019) Color Calibration on Human Skin Images. In: Tzovaras D., Giakoumis D., Vincze M., Argyros A. (eds) Computer Vision Systems. ICVS 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11754. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34995-0_20

Compliance with regulations

ISO 13485 certified

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