Jornal Minas – UFMG develops technology that helps in the identification of premature babies

One million babies die due to prematurity worldwide. And in Brazil, three hundred and forty thousand children are born, per year, with less than 37 weeks of gestation, the equivalent of SIX cases every 10 minutes. In Purple November, which reinforces prematurity prevention campaigns, we show you an unprecedented technology developed by UFMG researchers with[…]

LED device measures prematurity of babies

Equipment developed by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) can determine the prematurity of babies using LED light. The test is performed on the sole of the newborn’s foot. The equipment awaits approval from the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA). Newspaper: Voz do Brasil Date: 16/11/2022 Available in:

O TEMPO: UFMG researchers create device with LED light to help premature babies

The test is done on the sole of the baby’s foot with a device slightly larger than a thermometer. The LED light focuses differently on newborns aged nine months and those born prematurely, and the Preemie-Test makes the calculation based on skin penetration. Newspaper: O TEMPO Date: 10/29/2022 Available in: