OxyCal

Low-Cost Medical Oxygen Calibration For Use in Developing Countries

 

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Membership level
2015-2016 Team
Team Name
OxyCal
Project Title
Low-Cost Medical Oxygen Calibration For Use in Developing Countries
Design Challenge
Patients in hospitals receive oxygen for a wide range of reasons, including during many surgeries, but most patients require a specific percentage of oxygen, which can be achieved by mixing pure oxygen with room air in an oxygen blender. Calibration devices for these blenders are expensive, so in the developing world, some blenders may not have been calibrated for up to ten years, leading to dangerously inaccurate concentrations of oxygen being delivered to patients.
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Date Updated
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sponsors
Carolyn and Harrell Huff
Department(s)
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computer Science
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Matthew Wettergreen
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • CHBE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Dr. Ann Saterbak
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • BIOE
Award(s) and Recognition
Excellence in Freshman Engineering Design Award, 2016 George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition
Winner
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