A pulsating bed can ensure newborns have the best start to life.
Now, a Nigerian startup is using technology to treat babies with jaundice.
Working with a paediatrician and her husband, the female founder has developed a solar-powered bed that emits blue LED light in a special wavelength.
The rays help the liver break down excess bilirubin in the blood. Post birth, 60% of babies experience high levels of the pigment, which can cause yellowing of the eyes and skin.
In serious cases, this can damage the ears, eyes, brain, nervous- and muscular system.
The device, built from locally sourced parts, is both portable and cost-effective.
Moreover, it should ensure babies can be treated in rural areas without electricity.