Comparing the waves of light reflected off the bruise to unbruised skin nearby, the laptop screen creates a graph outlining the changing levels of hemoglobin and then of bilirubin over minutes, hours and days.
Dean Crawford is optimistic that once the field studies are finished, perhaps in a couple of years a company can begin making and distributing the devices. Maybe Notre Dame will step in and sponsor the project, and a startup can make the device in nearby Innovation Park.
This research was also spotlighted on the NBC local news program and also published in several newspaper articles.
Here is a link to the full newspaper article:http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Notre-Dame-researchers-track-age-of-bruises-3918765.php