Faculty Advisor

Makarov, Sergey N.

Abstract

This project consisted of analyzing the problems associated with trichotillomania, which is a mental disorder related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and designing a nonintrusive device for the treatment of the same disease. The device uses static electricity to trigger a JFET which acts as the sensor circuit. The sensor creates pulses which are used to monitor the pulling of hair and can be used to first warn and then punish the user.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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