New blanket treats newborns with jaundice

Three Michigan State University students invented a light blanket for infant jaundice.

April 27, 2014 8:05:03 AM PDT
Three college students are winning awards and the thanks of new parents for inventing a device which lets them hold newborns with a very common condition.

The Michigan State University engineering students built a fiber-optic light blanket to treat newborns with jaundice. Sixty-percent of newborns experience some yellowing. Currently babies are put in an incubator or on a pad.

The light blanket lets parents hold the child during treatment time.