Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Me sube la bili rubina

No, this is not this fall's hottest TRON-themed Halloween costume. It's a light therapy device, called the Ledwrap, designed for people who suffer from Crigler-Najjar Syndrome. This is a condition in which the body is unable to break down byproducts from dead red blood cells. Having just recently had a jaundiced baby, I've witnessed first hand how 12-hour sessions under medical grade fast food heat lamps help the body rid itself of bilirubine. The Ledwrap's designer, Philomeen Engels, hopes that this suit utilizing Philips Ledfoil technology could grant Crigler-Najjar Syndrome sufferers more freedom by allowing them to move around during their light therapy treatments. I don't think there are any glowing disc accessories yet, but they'll show up soon enough.

Philips tech enables wearable light therapy device - Engadget

2 comments:

Jay Pea Are said...

I bet you that this is the world's safest evening jogging suit also.

frenchie said...

I bet it's also pretty popular at any Rave party.