Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

Over two million people worldwide suffer from kidney failure. Many receive treatment via dialysis. However, the gold standard is a kidney transplant. This project develops a VitalRing device for measuring heart rate, body temperature and weight during hemodialysis treatment. The VitalRing device provides an opportunity to continuously record vital signs during the course of hemodialysis treatment. This point-of-care testing device is user-friendly, inexpensive and has a greater chance to improve the quality of kidney dialysis treatment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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