Faculty Advisor

Peura, Robert Allan


The high failure rates of imported medical devices in developing countries represent a significant challenge in the fight against world diseases. Developing affordable devices designed with an understanding of health care systems in developing countries is imperative. This project outlines the necessary steps for the development of a lab-on-chip microfluidics test for the detection of diarrhoeal pathogens. A framework is outlined based on the lessons learnt in implementing medical devices and the successes of custom devices designed to meet the needs of the developing world such as auto-disable syringes.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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