Work categoryHome Phototheray is a simple medical system to treat infants with jaundice at home.
Jaundice is the most common disease among newborns and is treated with phototherapy, involving a medical instrument that shines fluorescent light on the skin. Very often, these large systems are placed in separate rooms, away from the parents. The Home Phototherapy system offers a new and simpler design that is small, foldable, portable, easy to use for non-experts, and profitable. It makes it possible for families to treat their infants at home.
“I am interested in simplifying environment products in addition to making them more efficient. Home phototherapy is one of my concepts, “said Ehsan Dargazy, an Iranian industrial designer.
“After thorough research within the field, I found that all available phototherapy systems were complicated, expensive, and large enough to occupy the same space as a medium-sized bed.”
The size of the systems makes transportation of them very difficult. As a consequence the newborns have to stay at hospitals for treatment, sometimes far from their mothers, who can be anxious and upset by having their children removed from them and placed in the complicated phototherapy instruments.
“I designed my phototherapy like a sunshade with a simple form that makes it possible for newborns to be placed directly alongside the mothers’ bed either at the hospital or at home without having to remove them. “
After use, the legs of the system fold, thus occupying less space and making storage and transportation much easier. Also, the symmetrical design of the legs reduces production costs.
“Those benefitting from my design are producers who can produce it cheaply and more easily than older models and sell more, hospitals that want to avoid problems with space shortage, mothers who can rent my phototherapy from hospitals and treat their newborns at home, and finally the newborns who will be treated calmly by their mothers’ side.”