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Development of Low Cost Rapid Detection Microwave Biosensors for Efficient Diagnosis of Health Risks in Rural Zones of India. Pilot proposal submitted to Ministry of Human Resource Development Under the Scheme on “ National Mission on Education through Information and Technology ”.
Development of Low Cost Rapid Detection Microwave Biosensors for Efficient Diagnosis of Health Risks in Rural Zones of India
Dr. K. S. Daya
Microwave Physics Laboratory
Department of physics & Computer Science
Dayalbagh Educational Institute
Dayalbagh, Agra –282 110
Technology advancements in the field of healthcare and biological sciences has overwhelmingly influenced our lifestyle and lifespan.
Advanced technologies today seem incomplete due to the complexity of the biological systems and for its drawbacks in providing easy and fast information as it require highly priced consumables, considerable time and skilled manpower, none of which are easily available. Hence…
understanding the health risks and the health status of individuals in the rural India has not been viable till date.
Over half the population of India lives in rural or geographically challenging locations, thus any statistics available on the health is incomplete.
Technological advancement in different fields have greatly affected the lifestyle of people globally and rural zones have been no exception to these oblivious changes which are posing grave health hazards to the old and young of the rural community.
Until the 1970s, it was widely believed that the prevalence of diabetes in India was low compared to the western world. But recent statistics now show that India has the world's largest diabetic population.
Today, India has 25 million diabetic patients, more than any other country, and the number is expected to rise to 35 million by 2010 and to 57 million by 2025!
Development of NON-INVASIVE PLANAR BLOOD GLUCOMETER.
And another major health safety concern is …
‘Both surface water and ground water should be regularly monitored for quality’
- National Water Policy (2002) of India
Since the First Five-Year Plan in 1951, investments made in water and sanitation have been estimated at
Rs 1105 billion.
Yet, it has been estimated that
Clearly, the health benefits in terms of reduction in water-borne diseases have not been commensurate with the investments made.
The “Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission” (RGNDWM) was launched in 2006 to undertake the assessment of all drinking water sources……..
However, as on date less than 50% of all the rural water sources have only been analysed,
“THUS MONITORING IS THE WEAKEST LINK IN THE SYSTEM THAT WORKS TO PROVIDE SAFE WATER IN RURAL INDIA.”
( Source :- CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL.97, NO.3, 10 AUGUST 2009)
To demonstrate a NON-INVASIVE PLANAR MICROWAVE SENSOR for BLOOD GLUCOSE DETECTION
To demonstrate RAPID DETECTION MICROWAVE SENSOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF PATHOGENIC BACTERIA IN DRINKING WATER
Low cost, NO-PRICK and easy to use solution for continuous self monitoring of blood glucose .
Thus there is an immediate need for a easy and safe solution which will overcome:-
Microstrip line type sensor
Sensitivity : 8.71 mg/dl per MHz
% Error : 15%
Sensitivity depends on perturbation introduced to the radiative fields.
SLOT LINE STRUCTURE
Comparison of Microstrip and Slot line Sensors
Sensitivity of Glucometer