In recent years there has been a growing interest in self-monitoring of health issues using electronics. One key area is that of measuring blood glucose levels for, in particular, diabetic patients. The existing glucose monitoring methods require abstracting a small amount of blood. The current research is focused on non-invasive techniques.
The recent research demonstrated the possibility of using a microwave cavity to measure the blood glucose level non-invasively. In this approach the patient merely inserts their finger into a cylindrical cavity and a measurement is made.
The aim of this project is to develop a prototype of a non-invasive blood glucose monitor based on microwave cavity perturbation, featuring in high accuracy, small volume, low power consumption, convenient operation and portability.
The objectives of the project are
- (1) To further investigate the non-invasive microwave cavity perturbation technique and the feasibility of applying it to clinical application.
- (2) To develop a miniaturised blood glucose sensor to test the viability of this technology.
- (3) To design and implement a prototype which will facilitate improved accuracy and reliability.
The suitable candidate may have Master degree in Electronic and Communications Engineering and BEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with upper second or first class.
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