Project Code: 17089
Project Title: Wearable System for Detecting Extremity Swelling
Project Type: Faculty
Project Intellectual Property: University Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: UA Department of Biomedical Engineering
Description: Project goal: To develop a wearable medical diagnostic device to measure reaction to venom injection, such as snakebites. The designed system is a band that incorporates temperature sensors, infrared bead sensors, and strain gauges to measure body temperature, swelling and band tension. Measured parameters are sent via Bluetooth to a user-configured smartphone. All the metrics are displayed through a general user interface on the smart phone using the Swift 4 software application. The designed product, named SwellSense, provides a real-time monitoring system for victims of venom injection that will reduce costs and optimize patient treatment.