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Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Year Degree Awarded
Month Degree Awarded
Christopher D. Salthouse
Wayne P. Burleson
Sam R. Nugen
Biomedical | Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation | Other Electrical and Computer Engineering
Existing disease screening methods mostly rely on symptom based diagnosis. This is mainly because of lack of accessibility and cost associated with the tests. Testing for the presence of the disease after the onset of symptoms has a negative impact on chances of survival and treatment costs.
Miniaturized low cost diagnostic devices that can be used outside the hospital setting can provide continuous health monitoring and aid in early diagnosis. This thesis presents techniques to develop such disease screening and health monitoring devices. The techniques presented here focus on medical devices that can benefit from microfluidic devices, fluorescence imaging, and antibody testing.
Shanmugam, Akshaya, "Point of Care Diagnostics and Health Monitoring Devices" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations. 599.