OxiTrak is a heart rate and oxygen level monitoring device that keeps track of pulse and oxygen saturation in the blood stream. This is achieved through a small wearable product that uses light signals to gather data readings and send the collated data to an Intel Edison microprocessor, which then analyzes and transmits the data to a mobile device. The mobile device visualizes the data and notifies the user of any alarming readings. The continuous tracking and monitoring of a user's pulse rate and oxygen levels contributes to improving the quality of life of patients with cardiovascular problems, and ultimately minimizes the side effects that come with these problems such as high blood pressure, angina and diabetes. OxiTrak indirectly lessens the burden on the healthcare system and the government at large, in terms of hospitalization and post-trauma care costs, by detecting cardiac and breathing problems within seconds and sending immediate information to both patients and caregivers.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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