MSU students design blanket that treats jaundice

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Posted on April 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 26 at 11:02 AM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Three Michigan State University engineering students have created a fiber-optic light blanket to treat infants with jaundice.

Current treatments for jaundice, which turns and infant's eyes and skin yellow, is conducted either in an incubator or on a pad. These students wanted to make treatment more comfortable for both the baby and mother.

Click the video player above to see how the blanket works.

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