Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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