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Monitoring of Lymphedema in the Arm after Cancer in the Home Environment

Michshenko, Yekaterina (2024) Monitoring of Lymphedema in the Arm after Cancer in the Home Environment.

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Abstract:Lymphedema, a chronic condition marked by significant swelling due to lymphatic system damage, impacts millions globally. The challenges of early diagnosis and the costs associated with professional monitoring lead to delayed treatment and worsened health outcomes. This project addresses these issues by developing an accessible tool for accurate lymphedema self-monitoring at home. Following the establishment of specifications, a water displacement-based volumeter was constructed. This tool was evaluated for accuracy and usability by both students and the age group representative of those commonly affected by lymphedema. The home-based volumeter demonstrated accuracy comparable to traditional methods, such as measuring tape, in the sample. The project offers a practical and affordable way to detect lymphedema early, emphasizing the need for new solutions in dealing with long-term illnesses and helping patients take better care of themselves.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:44 medicine, 58 process technology
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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