Podcast: Sharon Rogone invents for preemies (part 1)
As a neonatal nurse, Sharon Rogone saw the need for basic, well-designed devices to help care for premature babies. Her first invention was the "Bili-Bonnet," a simple mask that shields a baby’s eyes from the bright lights used in phototherapy. The Bili-Bonnet launched her company, Small Beginnings, which specializes in products for preemies.

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"Prototype Online: Inventive Voices" is a production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written and hosted by Paul Rosenthal. Audio production by Benjamin Bloom. Theme music by Will Eastman. Art Molella, executive producer. Sharon Rogone, Phil Rogone, and Ken Croteau were originally interviewed on 17 and 18 January 2007 by Lemelson Center historian Maggie Dennis and National Museum of American History curator Judy Chelnick. Podcast released 26 March 2007.