Biomedical Devices for resource controlled settings
An estimated 700 million Indians live in rural areas with most not having accessing to even basic medical facilities. This leads to deaths despite diseases that are curable and preventable. Around 30% of patients travel more than 30km to seek basic healthcare. Our research group has been working on compact, point-of-care blood cell counter that measures the complete blood count, which is the most basic test to asses one's health. Our goal is to extend the basic framework of the device to other instruments such as electrolyte analyzers that measure the salt content in the blood. The proposed work will involve both experiments and theory with possible application of microfluidics.