Special Issue Article
Neocherish - An Intelligent Care Unit For Neonatal Icterus
NeoCherish - Noninvasive monitoring and treatment for neonatal icterus. Neonatal icterus, a problem in 60% of full term babies and 85% of pre-term babies. NeoCherish provides an effective solution for neonatal icterus. It is an intelligent system which is fully automatic noninvasive measurement of bilirubin in blood serum and treats with the higher wavelength LED (Light Emitting Diode) for cure. In existing method after arising the symptoms in the neonatal due to the cause of hyperbilirubinemia, blood sample is taken for testing bilirubin value in blood serum. For treatment, phototherapy method is handled. In proposed system, newborns are placed in NeoCherish intelligent care system, it checks for the bilirubin value in blood serum noninvasively using LED wavelength about 400nm. If the obtained value exceeds the predefined value, results in three different states as normal, mild and critical jaundice. Based on this states treatment process will be turned at slightly higher wavelength of LED ranges from 410nm to 490nm, which posses the photo transformation process to reduce the level of bilirubin in blood serum. Monitoring system keeps on monitors and displays the bilirubin value. Data are transmitted for doctors monitor using zigbee module. Configure the device could be done by the doctor from the remote location. Database is also maintained for future analysis.