Inspiration

Sensors and computer power continues to decrease in price and increase in performance. We find ourselves at times where technologies that did not seem possible before approach rapidly. We think IR imaging is poised to begin revolutionizing both health and dental care in many new ways. And since its so expensive to go to the emergency room, what if we could save students, athletes, young children and the elderly thousands of dollars?

What it does

Our device uses high-resolution infrared sensors, a scanning platform, and powerful analysis software to detect broken bones and bruises for early diagnostics.

How We built it

Challenges I ran into

Working with stepper motors is difficult, and we need more powerful motors for our prototype.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We figured out how to measure heat changes due to damage on the outside of skin. We are confident, based on cutting edge research, that this will allow us to detect differences in damaged tissue due to broken bones. We also developed an algorithm for future analysis of IR based systems.

What I learned

Building in a quick timeline can be difficult! Learning about Arduino, stepper motors, and some basic C coding has been a good experience.

What's next for Automated InfraRed Imaging for Broken Bones

More R&D, and raise some Angel investor money!

Thanks

to CSULA, BioHackLA, MLH, LA Biospace, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, College of Engineering, Computer Science & Technology, Make in LA

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