MALARIA DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE
FORCE TRANSDUCING DEVICE THAT DETECTS PLASMODIUM PARASITES FROM BLOOD SAMPLE
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease characterized by a flu-like illness inducing high fever, chills, and other flu-like symptoms. The infection is caused by Plasmodium parasites and primarily affects societies afflicted with poverty. Because the current practices falls short of desirable criteria, design an inexpensive malaria diagnostic tool that rapidly detects low levels of infected red blood cells in blood that is simple to operate, and can be deployable to low resource settings.The detection system must not compromise on sensitivity or specificity and be able to quantify the level of infection.
Team: Zahra Ahmed, Amber Buhagiar, Lilibeth Martinez & Lucy Yip
Photo credit: Amy Simmons // Brown University