2017 Individual Seed Projects

Platform for At-home Urine Microscopy

Audrey Bowden, PhD

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Urine provides a wealth of information to monitor personal health status and disease progression.

We propose to prototype a portable device that would allow patients to run the standard “Routine Urinalysis and Microscopy” (RUM) protocol of the clinic in the comfort of their own home.

Our at-home platform would enable more continuous monitoring and tracking of data associated with health status, providing a new opportunity for early disease detection or collecting of markers that may predict disease onset.