Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

Swaddle-mi-Bili

Innovative project by Oliver Bloom, Vu Hoang and Alexa Jones among 150 at Design Day April 25.
Innovative project by Oliver Bloom, Vu Hoang and Alexa Jones among 150 at Design Day April 25.

April 18, 2014

Around 60 percent of infants are born jaundiced and many spend their first days of life isolated from their mothers underneath special lights that help them eliminate the excess bilirubin in their bloodstreams.

Three College of Engineering students at Michigan State University have created a prototype of a device that breaks down bilirubin molecules while the baby is coddled in the loving arms of its mother.

Pages