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ECE.10R – The Case Buddy

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  • Caitlin Bujdei
  • Kayan Kartoum
  • Luis Martinez
  • Janel Pasia

Project Description Heading link

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020), and that out of that number, young adults aged 18-25 years had the highest case of mental illnesses. The case buddy is critical to ensuring the future health of society as a whole. Proper monitoring to track for unusual vitals including heart rate and/or oxygen saturation helps raise more awareness towards one’s health and are main indicators of mental health. Studies have shown that people with higher patient activation have better health outcomes. Research states about 95 percent of people around the world hold a phone, which is why a case buddy is critical to watch one’s health on the go. The case buddy is designed to be attached as a patch to the back of one’s phone with a small placement for the tip of a finger to be placed. Using the sensors in the case buddy, they will be able to track the blood flow through the finger in which the heart rate and oxygen saturation will be measured. The information from the vitals that were taken will be transmitted to an application on the users phone for better tracking/monitoring. This will ensure the user will be able to efficiently track their health while still being able to do their daily tasks. Which brings us back to the solution to the main problem, having this tracker on the go will allow society to not put their health as their last priority. Since it will be used anywhere at any given time. Health will be looked upon more often than before. The method for this solution was to not have wearable technology, but to have an attachment attached to the device people use the most, their cell phones.