Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago
This project aims to validate and improve the design of the urine sensing prototype by modeling the flow and temperature changes through the prototype.
What if we were able to diagnose patients at an early stage and with completely non-invasive methods? At OnePlanet Research Center we are working on BioSensing@Home as part of the Smart Bathroom program; aiming to develop a variety of advanced sensors for measuring health, integrated in and around the toilet.
Urine is an interesting
fluid that contains many compounds that can be used to track someone’s health. As such, we have developed a prototype that
allows the automatic analysis of urine in a non-invasive way. This prototype
can be hung in a toilet to collect the urine and guide it past sensors.
In this project, we aim to validate and improve the design of this prototype using computational simulations with COMSOL. More specific, can we validate and improve the urine flow past the sensors. In addition, our prototype contains a temperature sensor. We will investigate by simulations if we can predict a user’s core temperature by measuring the urine temperature with our prototype. Besides computational simulations, the results of the simulations can be strengthened, or validated with experiments in the lab.
Note: in this project you don’t have to work with urine! Experiments in the lab can be performed with water.
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