Mobile and Efficient Temperature and Humidity Control Chamber for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Brittany Hertneky, Josh Eger, Mark Bailly, Jennifer Blain Christen

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Abstract

Point-of-care (PoC) testing systems aim to bring affordable and convenient diagnostics to resource limited locations. In our previous work in detecting human papilloma virus (HPV) via lateral flow immunoassays and fluorescence detection, we determined that the performance of the assay depends on the temperature and humidity. Thus, we need to maintain a fixed environment for the assay to produce reliable results. Therefore, we define the need for a portable, climate-controlled chamber for field work in low resource settings. By combining low-cost electronics and household items, a simple feedback loop is designed to regulate the internal conditions of the testing environment. The ability of our chamber to maintain a desired climate will be tested for accuracy and stability to ensure that it is competent for in-field usage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages159-162
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728138121
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019 - Bethesda, United States
Duration: Nov 20 2019Nov 22 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda
Period11/20/1911/22/19

Keywords

  • assay
  • climate chamber
  • Point-of-care
  • portable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Health(social science)

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    Hertneky, B., Eger, J., Bailly, M., & Christen, J. B. (2019). Mobile and Efficient Temperature and Humidity Control Chamber for Point-of-Care Diagnostics. In 2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019 (pp. 159-162). [8962889] (2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HI-POCT45284.2019.8962889