Derek Janme Wu
MIT EECS - MediaTek Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Mobile Medical Platform
Anantha P. Chandrakasan
Many areas of India lack the tools and infrastructure to deliver basic health care to villagers. Because hospitals and clinics mainly exist in more populous places, people living in rural villages rely on a small handful of health workers for their basic medical needs. These health workers are limited in medical tools and supplies, which is further exacerbated by the lack of medical records. This project strives to achieve two main goals: to build portable medical devices (e.g. ECG electronics, glucometers, blood pressure sensors) for these health workers and to interface these devices with a mobile app that will keep track of patientsâ€™ medical records. This will allow health workers to have a database of patients that they can continually monitor and check up on.
Coming from both a biology and computer science background, I wanted to find a project that could relate the two together and make an impact on less developed areas of the world. I have worked in the Android ecosystem in my past internships, and have the biology background from the classes I have taken. These experiences will help me build medical devices and interface them with a mobile Android app.