Firefly News

Finding Baby Khang

On a field research trip in 2012, we met a very sick newborn whose severe jaundice couldn’t be treated with conventional phototherapy.  After two days of treatment with Firefly, baby Khang was out of danger and on his way to perfect health.  His exhausted but happy parents invited us to follow them home from the hospital.  

We just returned to the same village in Vietnam, going door-to-door through the narrow alleys in the hopes of finding the family.  Meeting baby Khang as a four-year-old was a powerful reminder of why DtM exists.

Firefly is Brighter!

Ever since Firefly entered production in 2012, DtM partner MTTS has continued to iterate and improve upon the original design.  The latest model Firefly has taken a huge leap in clinical intensity: 50% brighter intensity from above the baby, and almost double the intensity from below.
Learn how we validate phototherapy intensity, and what brighter lights means for treating jaundiced newborns and for the design of our Otter newborn warmer!