Author: gunnar

Low-cost Phototherapy Device

An industrial design student will this fall design a new phototherapy device intended for jaundiced newborns in low resource settings. The resulting device will hopefully be the tool people living in low resource areas need to be able to treat their newborn children. We are…

Using the Sun for Phototherapy

We are now starting a student project at NTNU where a physics student will investigate how we could best utilize sunlight as phototherapy for jaundiced newborn. The results of this project could become extremely important in areas where the phototherapeutic devices in today’s market are…

App developer for iPhone hired

We have hired an app developer to develop the first version of our app for ios. The first version will hopefully be finished in the first weeks of september. We are all looking forward to testing the ideas our designers have come up with!

Picterus wins the first round of Venture Cup!

This spring I have had the pleasure of working with four other students developing a business plan for Picterus. The four students are Maren Boger, Anniken Hofgaard, Sandra Larssen and Mikael Reiersølmoen. The competition is a business plan competition where both the general quality of…

Our new name is Picterus!

Our old name, Yellow Babay, caused so much confusion that we decided to look for a new name. Our two design students quickly came up with the idea of Picterus, which is a mixture of the word pictures and the latin word for jaundice, icterus….

Medical student performing a pilot study

We are so lucky to have Sandra Larssen, a fourth year medical student, helping us take pictures of newborns at St. Olavs Hospital. The pictures she provides will be used to verify and further develop the technology behind Yellow Babay. These images will be analysed…

Design students helping Yellow Babay

We are proud to have two design students from the Department of Product Design and Design for Self-Reliance at NTNU helping us design the user experience of Yellow Babay until the summer. The two students are Kathinka Hasselknippe and Kikki Stokstad Haug, and we are…

NTNU Discovery supports Yellow Babay

We are very proud to announce that NTNU Discovery has decided to support us with pre-project funding. This enables us to do a first-stage verification of the technology by funding the employment of Gunnar Vartdal for three months at the institute for electronics and telecommunications…