Electronic Devices That Identify Individuals with Fever in Crowded Places: A Prototype
AbstractMost epidemiological surveillance systems for severe infections with epidemic potential are based on accumulated symptomatic cases in defined geographical areas. Eventually, all cases have to be clinically verified to confirm an outbreak. These patients will present high fever at the early stages of the disease. Here, we introduce a non-invasive low-cost electronic device (bracelet) that measures and reports 24/7, year-round information on the temperature, geographical location, and identification of the subject using the device. The data receiver can be installed in a tower (ground) or a drone (air) in densely populated or remote areas. The prototype was made with low-cost electronic components, and it was tested indoors and outdoors. The prototype shows efficient ground and air connectivity. This electronic device will allow health professionals to monitor the prevalence of fever in a geographical area and to reduce the time span between the presentation of the first cases of a potential outbreak and their medical evaluation by giving an early warning. Field tests of the device, programs, and technical diagrams of the prototype are available as Supplementary Materials. View Full-Text
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Polanco González, C.; Islas Vazquez, I.; Castañón González, J.A.; Buhse, T.; Arias-Estrada, M. Electronic Devices That Identify Individuals with Fever in Crowded Places: A Prototype. Micromachines 2017, 8, 202.
Polanco González C, Islas Vazquez I, Castañón González JA, Buhse T, Arias-Estrada M. Electronic Devices That Identify Individuals with Fever in Crowded Places: A Prototype. Micromachines. 2017; 8(7):202.Chicago/Turabian Style
Polanco González, Carlos; Islas Vazquez, Ignacio; Castañón González, Jorge A.; Buhse, Thomas; Arias-Estrada, Miguel. 2017. "Electronic Devices That Identify Individuals with Fever in Crowded Places: A Prototype." Micromachines 8, no. 7: 202.
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