Peripheral edema causes swelling in extremities and often indicates the presence of a serious medical condition. The subjective methods that clinicians currently use to assess edema lead to inconsistencies in medical treatment. To eliminate this subjectivity, we have developed a handheld device that uses a manually depressed probe to measure the depth of tissue displacement and the force required to depress the tissue. These measurements allow clinicians to objectively monitor a patient's progress over time.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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