Faculty Advisor

Sabuncu, Ahmet Can

Faculty Advisor

Zhang, Haichong

Faculty Advisor

Page, Raymond L.

Abstract

Sepsis is a condition resulting from the overreaction of the body to an infectious agent and results in millions of deaths worldwide each year. Sepsis has a very short infection-to-mortality time and can be hard to detect and treat before related afflictions become permanent. A device that could quickly and effectively diagnose sepsis could be incredibly beneficial to ensuring proper treatment is given to septic patients. Furthermore, providing alternative methods of testing than the currently used standard would allow for additional in-depth analysis and the possibility of increased diagnostic success. This paper works to therefore describe the design of a prototype, the included tests, and the reason for use in regard to future septic diagnosis.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-17

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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