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Managing Respiratory Disease with Wearable Devices

Dust particles and ozone worsen symptoms in patients with respiratory disease. Currently only a single value is available for each pollutant representing the entire greater Phoenix area. The project goal is to develop wearable devices from small, inexpensive microprocessors and sensors that will measure pollutants including particulates and ozone. A custom device with integrated dust, ozone, and temperature sensors has been created with a gyroscope to account for how movement affects the values gathered. Additional sensors, including galvanic skin response, pulse oxygen, and force expiratory volume, will be integrated and the data will be correlated to local pollution levels.

Symposium Participant

Portrait of Sharma-Nandini

Nandini Sharma

Project Details

Symposium Date: Spring 2018

Research Theme: Health

Presentation Type: FURI

Faculty Mentors

  • Jennifer Blain Christen