Firefly Featured in Metropolis Magazine
"Nature has spent thousands of years devising countless mechanisms that we have toiled to translate into industrial products. What designers need now is a basic understanding of science in order to utilize biological systems in making our products."
"Light is the basis for the existence of most life on earth, and is an incredibly useful tool when correctly utilized. The ability of light to power, nurture, and heal has been understood by humans for centuries and still is the basis for much of our lives.
Of course, human dependence on natural light has a large part to play in the design world as well. Design That Matters has hatched a clever way to cheaply (and effectively) treat infant Jaundice. Dubbed “Firefly”, this light-therapy device cures the newborn by shining a certain spectrum of blue light on him. The blue light penetrates through the skin, changing the molecular structure of the jaundice, allowing the baby to pass it through urine."
- Matthew Kihm, Science and Design, Metropolis Magazine, 25Jan2011
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Firefly Wins Top Award at 2013 Edison Awards
Firefly Phototherapy was voted a Gold winner for social impact at the April 25th event at Navy Pier in Chicago
Solidworks Profiles Firefly Phototherapy
Solidworks has been a fantastic DtM supporter for years. As part of their "Born to Design" series, the company recently created a video feature about DtM's Project Firefly.