First Light of Birth?
Acoording to Cellular News of London a power outage in a Russian hospital (city unknown) has forced a woman to give birth by the light of mobile phones due to a power failure blackened hospital.
After local generators failed, resourceful maternity nurses rounded up mobiles from visitors and medical staff and were ablt to generate enough light for the doctors to complete the birth. Mother and child are doing well according to reports.
This is not the first time a mobile has served as the source of surgical light. Reports exist last year of surgeons in Lahore, Pakistan regularly carrying out medical operations using the light from cellphone screens at times, due to persistent power failures in the national electricity supply.
= x (# lumens per Mobile) x Y mobiles= ?
A small (d=24") operating room lamp kicks out about 4,000 ft candles of illumination. Any handset techie out there willing to compute the ft candles generated by the average handset back-lit screen, and how many mobiles equal the standard operating theater lamp?