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dc.contributor.advisorParachuru, Krishna
dc.contributor.authorVagott, Jacob N.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-30T16:24:04Z
dc.date.available2019-05-30T16:24:04Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/61406
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to examine how to better monitor patients throughout compression therapy. Compressive wraps are used to optimize blood flow in patients in order to encourage proper healing and decrease the likelihood of medical complications. The pressure being applied by the wrap determines its effectiveness, so it would be ideal if this could be monitored real-time. New advancements in smart sensors may allow for this to occur. Until then, it would be useful to have tables of elongation versus pressure, so that doctors and nurses have a reference that can be used to estimate the pressure being applied to the wound. Temperature and moisture sensing were also considered, since they could be used to monitor patient temperature and potentially sense fluid build-up. Skin temperature sensing was found to be possible using the SensorPush Temperature and Humidity Sensor. A table has been fabricated using tensile test data that shows the acceptable range of percent elongations for each tested compressive wrap. It was determined that stress relaxation is prevalent in compressive wraps, and this must be taken into consideration in future testing.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectSmart textiles
dc.subjectBiomedical textiles
dc.subjectCompression therapy
dc.subjectsensors
dc.titleOptimizing Pressure in Compressive Textiles and Utilizing Smart Sensors to Monitor Patient Recovery
dc.typeUndergraduate Research Option Thesis
dc.description.degreeUndergraduate
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcDowell, Matthew
dc.date.updated2019-05-30T16:24:04Z


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