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Sameen Ahmad

Brighter Horizons AcademyClass of 2023Richardson, Texas

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  • "Engineering a wearable device be developed that can autonomously record the vitals of a patient that are most indicative of Covid-19" with mentor Cameron (Working project)

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Engineering a wearable device be developed that can autonomously record the vitals of a patient that are most indicative of Covid-19

Started Apr. 27, 2022

Abstract or project description

Over the course of the pandemic, hospitals nationwide spent more than $3 Billion for personal protective equipment (PPE) for both workers and patients alike. Nurses and hospital staff typically check each of their patient’s vital sciences once if not several times throughout the day. However, especially due to the spread of infectious diseases and quarantining, workers are required to suit themselves in a new pair of gloves, masks, and medical gowns before testing and recording the vitals signs of patients. This rapidly exhausts the supply of PPE in hospitals and increases their demand, leading hospitals to spend a significant amount of money on supplies. In this project, the creation of a device was investigated that could autonomously measure the five common vitals of hospital patients without the need of employees. The device would take the form of a wrist band that was capable of recording the temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate of patients in a minimally invasive way. It would then record the data in a web application for workers to monitor. This device holds prospects for significantly reducing the costs of supply chain goods for hospitals so that more funds can be allocated towards research and to reduce the waste of PPE that are constantly disposed of.