The smartphone ophthalmoscope came out of the 2017 UC Davis Make-a-Thon. It is a device that allows images of the fundus to be taken using a smartphone and a typical ophthalmoscopy lens. An ophthalmoscope is used to study the fundus of the eye, and can be used to diagnose both eye diseases and other illnesses. Our device allows for quick and easy image capture and remote diagnosis. We are currently contacting doctors and engineers to refine our device. We have a 3D-printed prototype which will travel to Guatemala with one of our ophthalmologist contacts!
The Breathalyzer Team gives students a chance to learn about circuitry, programming, design, and soldering by replicating a working device. The breathalyzer uses Arduino to measure the blood alcohol content via a tin dioxide sensor, BAC display, and an open segment shield.
Dr. Larry Yin from LA Children's Hospital recently commissioned MEDesign to create a bluetooth gastric pH monitor. He came to speak to the club about his vision to create a pH monitor that helps determine whether a feeding tube is correctly placed in the stomach before administering food. This would drastically reduce hospitalization time, and promote usability and patient comfort.