Development of an Intelligent Pain Detection Instrument for Medical Diagnostic Applications

The project consists of research into a technology that overcomes the shortcomings and deficiencies of the existing pain detection device. This approach modifies and improves pain detecting instruments by adding more intelligence and advanced designing techniques to the existing instrument. The existing design has too much wear & tear of the probe sensor, so our aim of the project is to overcome it by providing a disposable and replaceable probe. For this various moldings techniques, flexible circuit technology would be experimented and researched. The approach would be to build a probe that can overcome the wear & tear of excessive rubbing by being disposable, but at the same time cost-efficient. Research would be done to develop the most appropriate probe design that can provide more reliable and efficient results. This would include electronic circuit designing, all hardware designing and software designing to provide the user a very easy, understandable and user-friendly environment to analyze system output, to detect the actual area of concern and decrease pain. This would use intelligent designing, filtering and software techniques.

Parvind Kaur Grewal
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Farid Golnaraghi
British Columbia