College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-05-02 07:46:56

Major

Chemical Engineering

Honors Course

4200:497

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022

Abstract

This project is designed to refine a process for developing sodium-selective nylon fabric sensors to be used for reading sodium concentrations in sweat from the human body through a series of quality control and on-body testing experiments. The intention is to have a refined process to make reproducible sensors that are turned into consistently working prototypes for future mass production. There are three essential steps in developing a working prototype: sensor synthesis, sensor testing, and sensor validation. Once all three steps are completed, consistent methods will be defined for turning nylon into sensors and then into prototypes, calibrating the prototypes, and using or operating the prototypes. A final prototype would allow Roosense LLC to move forward in mass-producing a dependable product that will be able to monitor athletes' dehydration levels to promote a healthy and safe way to exercise.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Chelsea Monty-Bromer

First Reader

Dr. Edward Evans

Second Reader

Dr. Ronald Otterstetter

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Donald Visco

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