With the growing popularity of wearable devices and the internet of things, its application is not only equator limited to 3C consumer products, the future more flexible and lightweight wear-type wisdom products will be launched, recently Rhode I. University (URI) students have developed a combination of LED phototherapy medical clothing, so that the newborn with jaundice can receive phototherapy at home, Doctors can also remotely receive physiological data.
Because of liver or spleen problems, patients with jaundice can not normally metabolize the bilirubin in the blood, resulting in yellowing of the eyeball and skin. Current jaundice newborn mainstream treatment is "phototherapy box", using the lamp in the box to break down the bilirubin, but the inside of the baby during the treatment can not contact with the parents, and need to use protective glasses to protect the eyes.
and named "jaundice
Suit"'s wearable device is a baby's body suit with hundreds of LED lights, which can cover the baby's arms, legs and torso, and the body's clothing can be networked and collect physiological data, and the internal LED lights can also be remotely controlled. Research and development student Joshua
Harper said the device made up for the inadequacy of past equipment.
Suit built-in LED lights can break down the body of the baby's bilirubin, to prevent children's eyes from the damage of phototherapy, in medical research, doctors can remotely measure heart rate and activity status, can record patients outside the hospital data, parents are more likely to participate in nursing. But its disadvantage is that it only covers the torso and limbs, requiring longer treatment time.
Effect of LED phototherapy in jaundice
The Swiss Federal Institute for Materials Testing and development (EMPA) has similar research results in early November last year, which developed wearable led phototherapy pajamas for newborns with jaundice, and made use of a special weaving method to combine optical fiber with textile technology and LED
Set as the light source of optical fiber guide, control the weaving angle, keep the light wavelength at about 470nm, and can illuminate to the skin.
Neonatal jaundice is one of the common symptoms of infants, all countries have input related research, and with the progress of LED technology, LED light therapy also appeared. According to the Danish Aalborg University Affiliated Hospital (Aalborg
University Shetty) in 2015, the wavelength of 459nm blue LED light and wavelength 497nm Green pine led all have therapeutic effects on jaundice.