Date of Graduation

Winter 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Research Sponsor

Dr. Ajay Mahajan

First Reader

Dr. Guo-Xiang Wang

Abstract

The goal of this project is to develop a children’s sleep apnea test for home use. This design is to be of cost and quality improvement to what is currently on the market. It is important to fully understand the background of this sleep disorder in order to create this improvement. Knowing what sleep apnea is, as well as the different types, is what is used to create the methods such as S.C.O.P.E.R. Each letter is used to observe one portion or aspect of the human body and how it functions with regards to sleep apnea. The data taken from the test is used in determining sleep apnea, the severity, and necessary treatment. On the side of cost, the price of a sleep test, depending on whether it is a home test or not is taken into consideration for the patient’s insurance. This includes anywhere from speaking to a specialist before setting up a sleep test to analyzing the data from said sleep test. These things are all taken into account when designing a sleep test for home use.

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