A couple of years ago, I was sitting next to an engineer-farmer who raises beef cattle. He mentioned the challenge of bovine respiratory disease, and how it is difficult to determine what therapy is appropriate because there is a lack of information on which pathogen is causing the disease. Oftentimes, antibiotics fail, and the treatment proceeds by trial and error.
Purdue biomedical engineering researchers are developing an app and wearable technology that will allow pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a preeclampsia, a complication caused by high blood pressure that can cause organ damage and premature birth.
The Purdue College of Engineering named its 2020-2021 Engineering Fellows during a recent virtual event. Thanks to the generosity of benefactors Robert H. Buckman (BSChE ’59) and his wife, Joyce A. Mollerup, five students each will receive a $10,000 gift upon graduation in 2021. Students are free to use the funds in any endeavor they see fit.
Purdue University researchers are helping to develop physIQ software that could indicate that a person should get tested for COVID-19 by detecting specific changes in heart and breathing rates while the person wears a smartwatch.
In the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), medical devices connect wirelessly over the internet to personal computing devices and larger-scale health care IT systems, enabling remote personal monitoring of patients. Purdue IE’s Ramses Martinez is developing epidermal, wearable sensors to help do this more inexpensively.
Purdue BME's Matthew P. Ward uses AI algorithms to identify a relationship between stimulation, nerve response, and a change in patient perception of symptoms - to provide personalized medicine and improve healthcare.
Soft robots are built with compliant materials, such as those that give organisms in the wild the flexibility to navigate and adapt to their environments — compliance meaning the ability to yield elastically and deform shape in response to an impediment or force.