A few years ago D-Rev, a nonprofit organization developed the Brilliance, an affordable phototherapy system for treating infantile jaundice in the developing world. The $400 device has been remarkably effective at treating the disease by delivering wavelength specific therapy as recommended by the standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We had a chance to interview one of the team members that worked on the device back in 2012.
Now D-Rev has released the new Brilliance Pro version of the system. The Pro builds on the Classic model thanks to modifications based on feedback from existing users. The new device costs $500, but includes some new features that really improve the effectiveness of therapy.
SmartTilt technology adjusts the light produced by the built-in blue LEDs based on the angle of the head of the unit, delivering consistent, even coverage of light over the baby’s skin. Additionally, the Brilliance Pro comes with a handheld light meter to make sure the light’s intensity meets the criteria of optimal therapy delivery. Finally, the device has been aesthetically improved and optimized to be able to be manufactured easier and in larger quantities.
Product page: Brilliance Pro…