mad--the-medical-administration-deviceWe have designed a simple compartmentalized wristband that, through the use of new technologies such as micro-needles and Lab-on-Fibre, can monitor the subject and decide when to administer required medication, as well as lowering costs associated with treatment. The device is also capable of gathering data on aspects such as blood pressure, heart rate, sleep patterns and energy levels, minimizing negative impacts on astronauts' lives, and the complications that can arise from such impacts.
This project is solving the Space Wearables: Fashion Designer to Astronauts challenge. Description
-The primary aim of our project is to create a sterile, economical and risk-free method of administering various medications. The solution we have devised is relatively simple- a wearable wristband. This wristband would avail of all new and upcoming technologies such as Bluetooth Smart, micro-needles, and Lab-on-Fibre to ensure that the bracelet is not only technologically advanced, but revolutionary in the field of space travel and self-medication; in short, it is a simple answer to a plethora of complex problems.
-The design itself is that of a rubberized/elastic bracelet, with 10 compartments spaced at regular intervals, six of which can be filled by small cartridges loaded with medication. A tiny onboard chip (contained in another compartment) can relay information between itself, several other devices and a main server using low energy Bluetooth. In addition to injecting medications, blood samples obtained using the micro-needles can be analyzed using an onboard Lab-on-Fibre.
-The band will also monitor sleep levels and quality using a simple accelerometer, ensuring that harmful sleep patterns can be addressed. As well as this, energy levels can be checked regularly to allow for maximum productivity and minimum mistakes due to fatigue. Using this information, it can recommend power naps and other activities essential for those involved to do their jobs to the best of their ability.
License: Microsoft Public License (MS-PL)
Source Code/Project URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12zQEEOqMkVt-Jp9j9Z2BgfQ3Xzq4U4cRR2PYRoI8-CU/edit
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