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Simulation of a multi-strip blood glucometer

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Publisher : TENCON

Source : TENCON 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Conference (2014)

Keywords : Amperometry, Biochemistry, biomedical measurement, Biosensors, Blood, blood glucose level regulation, Chemical sensors, chemical variables measurement, Detectors, diabetes, Diseases, economically viable blood glucometer, electric potential, Electrodes, enzyme-coated test strips, Enzymes, expensive test strips, Glucometer, glucometer manufacturer, glucometer-specific test strips, glucose-specific test strips, haemoglucose level monitoring, high glucose specificity, home environment glucose level monitoring, human body glucose level, multi-strip blood glucometer, normal blood glucose levels, patient diagnosis, Patient monitoring, patient-specific blood glucometer, portable blood glucometer, Potentiostat, severely diabetic patients, Strips, sugar, Test strips, uncontrolled diabetes onset, uncontrolled diabetes progress

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electronics and Communication

Verified : Yes

Year : 2014

Abstract : Normal blood glucose levels are tightly regulated in the human body, in the range of 70-150 mg/dL. With the increasing awareness that uncontrolled diabetes plays a significant role in the onset and progress of other diseases, severely diabetic patients are being advised to closely monitor their haemoglucose levels, as often as four times every day. This is done in a home environment, by means of a glucometer and enzyme-coated test strips, having high specificity for glucose. The test strips are expensive and specific to the glucometer of a particular manufacturer, which implies that a patient is tied to one glucometer, making it economically unviable, especially in a developing country like India. Efforts are being made to develop a portable glucometer, which would accommodate, if not all, most of the commercial glucose test strips, available in the market today. As a first step, three of the most widely used test strips have been characterised and a circuit has been designed to obtain their current responses. This paper describes the simulation of the circuit and discusses the results obtained.

Cite this Research Publication : A. E. Anoop, Dr. Madhu Mohan N., and Guruvayurappan, K., “Simulation of a multi-strip blood glucometer”, in TENCON 2014 - 2014 IEEE Region 10 Conference, 2014.

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