This boomerang-sized device uses LEDs to treat jaundice in newborns. The device, called BluLine was developed at Duke and with this team (Anand and Malkin) associated with Engineering World Health (Malkin is a Founder of EWH).
Unlike traditional phototherapy devices which are too expensive and impractical for hospitals in the developing world, the BlueLine device has been designed to use LEDs and can be powered by a car or motorcycle battery. It features a long lasting light bulb and a rechargeable battery along with battery backup that can be used during frequent power outages. The device has been tested in Tanzania, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Kenya. It is not yet on the market as per our last contact.