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Development of mobile phone based transcutaneous billirubinometry
Author(s): Alexander P. Dumont; Brandon Harrison; Zachary T. McCormick; Nishant Ganesh Kumar; Chetan A. Patil
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Paper Abstract

Infants in the US are routinely screened for risk of neurodevelopmental impairment due to neonatal jaundice using transcutaneous bilirubinometry (TcB). In low-resource settings, such as sub-Saharan Africa, TcB devices are not common, however, mobile camera-phones are now widespread. We provide an update on the development of TcB using the built-in camera and flash of a mobile phone, along with a snap-on adapter containing optical filters. We will present Monte Carlo Extreme modeling of diffuse reflectance in neonatal skin, implications in design, and refined analysis methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10055, Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings III, 100550T (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2257428
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander P. Dumont, Temple Univ. (United States)
Brandon Harrison, Temple Univ. (United States)
Zachary T. McCormick, Temple Univ. (United States)
Nishant Ganesh Kumar, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Chetan A. Patil, Temple Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10055:
Optics and Biophotonics in Low-Resource Settings III
David Levitz; Aydogan Ozcan; David Erickson, Editor(s)

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