Liver and kidney disease, UTIs and diabetes affect millions of people worldwide, and are just some of the health issues which can be detected using URS-10 rapid urine testing strips. These tests are principally conducted during medical visits, following the development of noticeable symptoms. This potentially increases the pressure on the health system and also means there is less room for early treatment for the patient.
What it does
Measures over 10 metrics to generate insights to help diagnose urine-related diseases.
How we built it
A single IOT device for people of all sexes, and is affixed to the inside of a toilet bowl. Data collected from the IOT device is sent to the user’s app. Through this app, the user is able to track their high level health information, raw metrics, and their potential health risk factors. Users are push-notified if immediate medical attention or further testing is advised.
Challenges we ran into
Determining how to make the device effective for both males/females. Understanding how the device will transmit data to the server.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Proprietary revolving strip mechanism that is compatible with other strip tests, so that the device is generalised for future technologies in future expansions Our enclosed compartment for capturing strip indicators with addition of the ML model that is capable of extracting colormetric data accurately ML model that can diagnose over 10 diseases through urine sample
What we learned
allowing technology to be more accessible and easier to use can have a significant impact in itself. In the case of Urinedoc, ease of use and accessibility of the product could realistically save lives. It is useful to consider the future applications and scalability of a product when developing its initial design. This can make the long-term success of the product significantly more feasible.
What's next for urinedoc
Iterate and develop the prototype Invest in developing the machine learning model