Alexander Nordin

Alexander  Nordin
MIT EECS Landsman Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Martha L. Gray
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Areas of Research: Biomedical
Years: 2016-2017

Hydration Monitoring in a wearable wristband

The hydration project is focused on developing the technology missing or too invasive for daily use for reliable and physiologically meaningful hydration tracking with an aim of optimizing hydration and avoiding dehydration. We created the project at MIT with a primary focus on the substantial need for improved hydration management in the elderly but with a view to the needs in many sectors and the broader population. We are currently carrying out clinical testing in Madrid and Boston of two novel non-invasive technologies in a non-miniaturized prototype yet have designed both technologies to function on miniaturized architecture for a 24/7 wearable format focusing on comfort and reliability of the underlying measurement.

I'm participating to learn about the process regarding creating a new project and my fascination with the work I'll currently be doing.