SPEDs: Self-powered, Paper-based Electrochemical Devices

Video   Aug 23, 2017 | Video from Purdue Engineering

 

A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user’s touch - and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand.

The self-powered, paper-based electrochemical devices, or SPEDs, are designed for sensitive diagnostics at the “point-of-care,” or when care is delivered to patients, in regions where the public has limited access to resources or sophisticated medical equipment.

 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

Droplet Microfluidics (A "Bad and Boujee" Rap Parody)

Video

Rap parody wins the MicroTAS Video Competition 2017.

WATCH NOW

Smoking Human Lung Small Airway on a Chip

Video

In this video, Wyss Founding Director Donald Ingber and Technology Development Fellow Kambez Benam explain how the integrated smoking device mimics normal cigarette smoke exposure and how it can impact research into the causes of COPD and into new biomarkers and therapeutics.

WATCH NOW

Combating Infectious Diseases with Next-generation Sequencing

Video

Learn how next-gen sequencing is accelerating the process of diagnosing mysterious infectious diseases and helping doctors to deliver life-saving treatments.

WATCH NOW

 

Comments | 0 ADD COMMENT

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Diagnostics

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE