A smart device to substitute the neurothesiometer

Neil Vaughan, Venketesh Dubey, Tamash Hickish, Jonathan Cole

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a patented smart point-of-care testing (POCT) system for the diagnosis and grading of peripheral neuropathy at the patient’s home or care center. The device aims to detect changes or worsening of a patient’s neuropathy.

    Our system utilizes the vibration motor within a smartphone, applied through a 3D printed probe attachment to detect sensation loss in vibration sensitivity threshold (VST). A smartphone app displays several neuropathy questionnaires to the user to identify and monitor changes in their condition.

    This paper presents results from comparison between the new smart device and the gold standard Neurothesiometer. Results suggest that the new device performs closely to the gold standard in terms of the frequency and amplitude of vibration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9780791858158
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017
    Event2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Cleveland, United States
    Duration: 6 Aug 20179 Aug 2017

    Conference

    Conference2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
    Abbreviated titleIDETC2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityCleveland
    Period6/08/179/08/17

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