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Smart Abdominal Binder [abdominal blood pressure elevator]

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Author: Tao, Christy
Author: Cheng, Simon
Author: Liew, Kevin
Author: Jiang, Jason
Influx Medical is creating a solution for patients suffering from orthostatic hypotension (OH).  We would like to present our smart abdominal binder (SAB). Our company's aim is to create an automated inflatable abdominal binder that will increase an individual's blood pressure using compression around the abdomen. There has been adequate research done to show that the use of an abdominal binder is one of the most efficient methods to increase the stroke volume of the individual, which would increase the individual's blood pressure (systolic/diastolic).  The user of the SAB will be wearing a Bluetooth capable blood pressure monitor, which continuously measures the individual's blood pressure. In effect, the inflatable abdominal binder will cause compression around the abdomen region, which helps circulate blood throughout the body.Influx Medical is designing and implementing a unique product that will provide spinal cord injured (SCI) patients suffering from OH with a hassle-free solution. Since our product has continuous blood pressure monitoring, the subject will not likely experience the effects of light-headedness or dizziness due to adequate circulation of blood throughout the circulatory system.
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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