over 6 years ago by asma_alhamdan
Which problem are you trying to solve?
Diabetes is a chronic health problem. The most common way to measure blood glucose level is using the standard glucose
meter which has many disadvantages such as pain, infections, and it takes time.
How are you going to solve the problem?
Diabetes Breathalyzer is a non-invasive and portable system that can detect blood glucose levels from the concentration
of the acetone gas in the exhaled breath. It is painless and bloodless.
What is the impact of your project?
The system will eliminate a person's need to pinch their finger to get a blood glucose reading. It will help in
preventing the infections and transmission of the harmful bacteria to other patients.
How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?
The basic idea of the proposed breathalyzer is to measure the glucose level in the blood based on the acetone
concentration in the breath.
Describe your project in detail
Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. It can cause serious
health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes
patients have to check their blood sugar several times per day. Right now, the most common way to check glucose levels
involves pricking a fingertip with an automatic lancing device to obtain a blood sample and then using a glucose meter
to measure the blood sample’s glucose level. The proposed approach is a non-invasive early detection device for
diabetes. It consists of a new system that can detect the blood glucose levels by estimating the concentration of
acetone in the exhaled breath. The exhaled breath of the diabetic patient will be analyzed chemically to determine their
chemical composition, then after collecting data it will be classified to the different types of diabetes by finding the
correlation between the clinical diagnostics and chemical composition of patient’s breath.Also, the system can monitor
the heart rate. The goal of the proposed research project is to demonstrate the feasibility of glycemia determination
through breath analysis. Finally, the approach will provide painless testing and decrease infections, continuous
monitoring, minimal biohazard waste, and requires no special training for sampling.