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MFManufacturing: porting the fertility chip to the standard platform

FEIJTEN, T. (2017) MFManufacturing: porting the fertility chip to the standard platform.

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Abstract:Male fertility testing is a cumbersome procedure, involving multiple visits to the hospital to deliver a sperm sample. The testing itself is a laborious and error-prone process. Point of care (PoC) testing can play a crucial role in making this a more comfortable and reliable experience. In the past, a system has been developed based on impedance spectroscopy to perform the diagnosis. However, it is not yet ready for PoC applications or home testing, because the current set-up is bulky. This work tackles some of the problems involved, in porting it to a standard platform and increasing the measurement accuracy by implementing a differential measurement method. Impedance deviations down to 0.22‰ are detected with headroom available. This shows the potential of this solution for fertility testing.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:53 electrotechnology
Programme:Electrical Engineering MSc (60353)
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