Development and evaluation of insertion mechanism for microsensors in skin
In this research, we will design and build two different kinds of disposable low-cost applicators to apply an implantable sensor into the skin, where the sensor cartridge can be loaded manually. The applicators are meant to be used for two different settings: one in hospital and acute care facilities, where the health provider will implant the sensor device; the other at home, where the patients can apply the sensor by themselves. We plan to design the applicators using SolidWorks. Once the design is validated, we will manufacture the prototypes using 3d printers, bench top tools and other pieces commercially available. We will then characterize the applicator prototype performances on artificial skin and in in-vitro studies.