Title

Automated Urine Management System

Date of Award

6-2023

Document Type

Restricted (Opt-Out)

Department

Bioengineering

First Advisor

Shane Cotter

Second Advisor

Amy Loya

Language

English

Keywords

Urine Management, medical device, Acute Kidney Injury, Urine Volume Measurement, Kidney Failure Indication

Abstract

Healthcare workers monitor urine volume and rate output to inspect kidney function of catheterized patients. The current methods of measuring patient urine output are vague, imprecise and consist of approximating urine volume. Currently, volume readings are taken by visually identifying where urine resides in the collection bags. These volume readings are then used to calculate output per hour. With these techniques observed, we designed a urine collection device that addresses the inaccuracies and inefficiencies in current measurement systems in order to increase early recognition of kidney failure. This device identifies volume and weight to precisely and accurately measure urine output. This data can be used to calculate density of urine and supply healthcare professionals with automated and custom urine output rates individualized to patients.

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