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Engineering students create blanket to treat infants with jaundice
Three Michigan State University engineering students have created a fiber-optic light blanket to treat infants with jaundice.
About 60% of infants are born with yellowing of the skin and eyes.
Patients are treated with light, either in an incubator or on a pad.
The fiber-optic blanket is covered in a breathable plastic that can be used in a hospital setting.
It slips inside an infant's blanket, so the mother can hold the child while it receives light treatment.