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Smart Home Sensor for Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

One-third of diabetics will experience diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs) which can significantly diminish quality of life and even lead to amputations if not caught early. In order to help reduce the severity of DFUs, the student team developed a system that uses a combination of sensors and a deep learning model to analyze the data and foot images. This information was incorporated into a smartphone app where the user can take daily surveys to evaluate the status of their feet, view past records of their feet, and receive recommendations for a course of action.

Faculty Adviser

Payman Arabshahi, Associate Professor, UW ECE, Electrical & Computer Engineering