Arnav Bhakta: Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring

No blood – it’s that simple

Currently, an estimated 415 million people have diabetes, and that number is on the rise. As a result, it is critical that the issues concerning diabetes are addressed. One major challenge is the methods used to measure blood glucose levels. As of right now, diabetic patients cannot measure their blood glucose levels without having to draw blood. With very few noninvasive blood glucose level monitoring systems available on the market, it is important to conduct more in-depth research to find a solution that provides the patient with more comfort and ease. solution.

Our project focuses on developing an affordable and noninvasive blood glucose level monitoring system through methods of infrared spectroscopy, also known as IR/vibrational spectroscopy. Infrared spectroscopy uses infrared radiation to differentiate between molecules’ abilities to absorb different frequencies. It identifies the type of molecule based on changes in the molecule’s dipole moment, with the bond strengths of different molecules playing a vital role in their identification. This device would facilitate the entire process for the patient, as it would be easily wearable and provide accurate blood glucose level readings in real time. We plan to use techniques of 3D printing to create a wearable device that uses infrared spectroscopy to noninvasively measure a patient’s blood glucose levels while also giving the patient more comfort in its affordability, easy usage, and unobtrusiveness.

Watch the Final Project's Video here.

Other Glucose Monitoring Lab Team Members: Emily Huang.

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