Faculty Advisor

Fischer, Gregory S.

Abstract

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.  

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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