Research Project Title:
Sensors for Oral Health
abstract:In the field of dental health care, conventional methods capture health and disease in a static and cross-sectional evaluation, however, tissues undergo dynamic changes. Therefore, there is a critical need to develop noninvasive, dynamic, real-time biosensors for monitoring the precise physiological and pathological processes in the body. This project seeks to develop an ultra-small, wireless, real-time sensor for nitrite levels in the gingival crevice during periodontal disease progression that can be used to establish specific correlations to active stages of inflammation and thus can be used to program the standard of care in clinical practice.
“I am a Course 6-2 (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) major, and I am passionate about working on meaningful projects and utilizing the latest technologies to make improvements in efficiency and performance of real life systems. Therefore, this project will give me the opportunity to experience the work of an engineer and provide me with valuable problem-solving skills that I can apply to other fields.”