Fischer, Gregory S.
PhleAid's goal is to minimize pre-analytical errors and simplify the phlebotomy process. PhleAid implements a combination of three subsystems: a vial selection, handling, labeling and blood verification system. The selection system chooses the appropriate vial for each test through a graphical input and decision system that utilizes a microprocessor and database. The handling and labeling system minimizes user contact with vials by implementing our designed hardware and stepper motors. Additionally, a barcode scanner is implemented to identify each blood vial. Finally, the blood volume verification system utilizes photodiodes, LEDs and amplifiers to ensure sufficient the blood volume. Overall these subsystems work together to achieve our goal.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Major Qualifying Project
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