Illuminated pajamas for new born
jaundice is a condition which is caused due to the accumulation of the high levels of the bilirubin that turns the skin into yellow. chance of getting jaundice for babies is high. This is because their metabolisms aren’t so adaptable and liver has trouble getting rid of the toxins. Though this condition can be treated with light therapy, where baby needs to be baby led alone and naked inside an incubator. A new material could replace this uncomfortable experience, by instead wrapping infants inside snug pyjamas that radiate light inwards and set them on a warmer, more comfortable path to full health.
If the bilirubin accumulates to the toxic degree than that leads to the injured to the brain that is called kernicterus, which can cause things like athetoid cerebral palsy and hearing loss.
This can be stoped with therapy that applies light at intensities of 30 microwatts per square centimetre in the blue spectrum. This transforms the bilirubin into a more soluble form that the infant’s under-developed organs are then capable of disposing of the body. It happened inside an incubator, where the baby must be blindfolded, naked and beyond a mother’s reach. If nothing else, it is not an ideal introduction to the world. But a new material developed at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) could enable infants to undergo this treatment while snug and warm in their mother’s arms.