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Nandini Sharma

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2020
Biomedical Engineering

Managing Respiratory Disease with Wearable Devices

Mentor: Jennifer Blain Christen
FURI: Spring 2018

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.