Development of compact and portable vibrometer for microfluidics cantilevers for blood diagnostics
In this project, we are looking to find a way to design a low-cost vibration measurement equipment that is portable, sensitive and affordable by medical staff. Therefore, to develop it, three different modules would be designed: sensitive optics, miniaturized optics; low-noise and high-speed electronics, using extremely sensitive electronics components; compact and lightweight housing, by utilizing porous 3D printed materials. These three engineering areas will help decrease the cost of a vibrometer down to few hundred dollars.
The partner organization is currently collaborating with a few medical doctors in the community to utilize this device for diagnosing diseases at early stages. These diseases range from predicting cancer through blood clotting or even flu. A low cost and indigenous design will allow enable them to become the local provider of this equipment which is highly desired in industries ranging from medical to research as well.