What is the overall goal of your project?

  • Develop a more optimal method/device to diagnose varicose vein.
  • Enable dual assessment of overall body health and venous insufficiency in order to diagnose various conditions preemptively.
  • Improve standards by which we analyze human veins and venous circulation.

Which grand challenges are you addressing?
To use bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy analysis for identification of venous insufficiency and its classification to disease severity stages.

What is the key challenge your project is trying to solve?
There is a clear gap in technological support to help patients deal with their symptoms in between therapeutic sessions. In particular, a critical need exists to implement a mental health information system to support veterans during PTSD triggers when they are outside clinical environments. The absence of a reliable, usable, non-invasive, and integrated information system to help patients in a timely manner will continue to present challenges in PTSD treatment among Veterans and their re-integration into society. 

What is the impact on society your project has?

  • Early prediction of the varicose vein for prevention of cancer and end-organ damage.
  • Method to diagnose patients within a limited time and space and in remote areas.
  • Improve the quality of life for a large population suffering from varicose veins.

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam

Targeted Engineering Majors: ISEN, BMEN, MEEN, CSCE