An estimated 114.000 newborns die from jaundice every year

Jaundice is a major cause of death and brain damage in low and middle income countries. This is due to the high cost of the medical devices used to accurately diagnose the condition. In addition, the shortened stays at maternity wards after birth in high income countries has created a demand for more distributed technologies for managing jaundice.


A smartphone app thatestimates newborn jaundice levels

Advanced Technology

Our patented technology is based on state of the art biomedical optics. This makes us able to provide the best possible estimates of jaundice level while at the same time correcting for skin pigmentation.

User Friendly

Our user friendly design ensures that anyone is able to use the app after seeing just a short video tutorial on how it should be used.

Low Cost

Since the only external hardware needed is a printed paper card, we are able to distribute our system at a much lower price point than the competition.

The Picterus App is CE certified as class IIa medical device according to the MDR.

The current development of the Picterus App is funded in part by a grant from EIC Accelerator.

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Published Papers, Patents and Certifications

Aune A, Vartdal G, Bergseng H, Randeberg LL, Darj E. Bilirubin estimates from smartphone images of newborn infants' skin correlated highly to serum bilirubin levels. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Dec;109(12):2532-2538. doi: 10.1111/apa.15287. Epub 2020 Apr 19. PMID: 32267569.

Amani M., Falk H., Jensen O.D., Vartdal G., Aune A., Lindseth F. (2019) Color Calibration on Human Skin Images. In: Tzovaras D., Giakoumis D., Vincze M., Argyros A. (eds) Computer Vision Systems. ICVS 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11754. Springer, Cham.

Picterus AS is ISO 13485 certified with certificate registration no. 549089 MP2016

Our first product, Picterus Jaundice Pro, has been CE-certified as a class IIa medical device according to the MDR.


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If the inquiry concerns use in the following countries, please contact our DISTRIBUTORS:Germany & Austria : MedCare Visions