Sunday, November 15, 2020

Diabetes work recognized in global Tech Briefs contest

A doctoral student at Waterloo Engineering took a top-five spot this week in a global competition organized by the world’s largest engineering design magazine.

Ala Eldin Omer earned an honorable mention in the medical category of the 2020 Create the Future contest staged by Tech Briefs.

Friday, September 25, 2020

New diabetes device monitors blood using radar and AI, not painful pricks

About the same size as existing glucometers, the rectangular device works by sending radio waves through the skin and into blood vessels when users place the tip of their finger on a touchpad.

“Our safe, reusable, pain-free device would eliminate the need for implanted sensors, patches or devices that use chemical reactions or fluid transfer through the skin,” Ala Eldin Omer, an engineering PhD student who led the project said

Professor Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini said the science at the heart of the diabetes device potentially has several additional applications.

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