Skip to main content

Dialysis solution analysis for infection prevention

This project has been secured to protect intellectual property.

Login for More Information

Design Award

  • Tong Biomedical Design Award Honorable Mention

Project Overview

Patients receiving peritoneal dialysis are trained to detect infection. The standard method requires the patients to inspect a small amount of fluid that has been drained out in a small transparent container. The patients are looking for a change in transparency of the fluid as this would suggest infection. This method has limitations for those with visual problems as well as the relative change can be misleading.

This project is development of a device to aid in the detection of a change in the transparency for these patients. The poor detection of change for many patients has resulted in infection, hospitalization, loss of ability to do dialysis and even death.

This is a continuation project from last semester, further testing the prototype previously designed in a clinical setting to validate its usefulness.

Team Picture

Team members from left to right: Thomas Feustel, Matthew Knoespel, Randal Mills, Austin Evans
Team members from left to right: Thomas Feustel, Matthew Knoespel, Randal Mills, Austin Evans

Contact Information

Team Members

  • Randal Mills, BME 402 - Team Leader
  • Thomas Feustel, BME 402 - Communicator & BSAC
  • Matthew Knoespel, BME 402 - BWIG
  • Austin Evans, BME 402 - BPAG

Advisor and Client

  • Prof. John Webster - Advisor
  • Dr. Roy Jhagroo - Client

Related Projects

Back to Top