Location

Portland State University

Start Date

3-5-2014 9:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2014 11:30 AM

Description

Over 28 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Every 33 seconds someone dies of heart disease, claiming more lives than AIDS and all forms of cancer combined. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries to elderly people.

These problems require constant supervision and frequent treatments to keep a patient stable, and they all become more serious with age. People with diabetes, heart conditions, or other debilitating conditions need frequent check-ups, and are always in danger of accidents. They also often need frequent doses of medicine.

The only way that these conditions can be monitored properly is to have frequent visits with doctors. In a perfect world lots of people could be taken care of in an efficient manner. But people often don’t have cars, or access to public transportation. They don’t want to pay or can’t pay at all. Elderly people often require help even getting out of the house.

What is needed is a product that allows the patient and their doctor to know their current condition at all times, prevent emergencies, and call for help.

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Mentors: Margaret Martin, Gabe Rosati, Shon Tyler

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May 3rd, 9:30 AM May 3rd, 11:30 AM

LifeBrace: The Advanced Health Tracking Wristband

Portland State University

Over 28 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Every 33 seconds someone dies of heart disease, claiming more lives than AIDS and all forms of cancer combined. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries to elderly people.

These problems require constant supervision and frequent treatments to keep a patient stable, and they all become more serious with age. People with diabetes, heart conditions, or other debilitating conditions need frequent check-ups, and are always in danger of accidents. They also often need frequent doses of medicine.

The only way that these conditions can be monitored properly is to have frequent visits with doctors. In a perfect world lots of people could be taken care of in an efficient manner. But people often don’t have cars, or access to public transportation. They don’t want to pay or can’t pay at all. Elderly people often require help even getting out of the house.

What is needed is a product that allows the patient and their doctor to know their current condition at all times, prevent emergencies, and call for help.