Patrick Crawford, Mathieu Haiart, Gabriel Lessard-Kragen, Mariel Plummer, Rhea Sideris, Oliver Xie
Our design project solves a significant problem in the medical environment; it will save lives and save hospitals money. We have built a medical gas flow-rate sensor and associated alerting system intended for use primarily within hospital and ambulance-based portable oxygen tank fleets. With the current systems, patient safety is at significant risk. Oxygen tanks run out on patients during transport and/or ambulatory procedures, and often no one will notice until patients are in medical distress. Our device measures the flow and ensures any degradation in oxygen flow alerts a medical professional within a moment’s notice.