Project Title

The Second Wind

Major

Biomedical Engineering - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

The Second Wind device is a set of sensors and a data processing unit capable of recording data necessary to conduct a simplified version of a complex cardiopulmonary stress test (CPET). This data includes VO2, VCO2, ventilation, and pulse oximetry data. VO2 and VCO2 are the percent, by volume, of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the patient's breath, spirometry is the measure of air flow, and the pulse oximetry data includes heart rate (HR) and percent oxygen in the blood (SpO2). In addition, the device was designed to be portable, so this test could be run from patients’ homes or other smaller facilities rather than the usual hospital setting.

Research Sponsor

James Keszenheimer

First Reader

Lawrence Noble

Second Reader

Yang Yun

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