Hometown: Portland, OR, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2019
FURI | Spring 2019
Improving Treatment of Varicose Veins through Adjustable Compression
Varicose veins affect about 20% of the United States’ population at some point in their lives, causing swelling, blue or purple discoloration, cramping, itching, and burning. The goal of this project is to develop a wrap to fit all sizes that provides gradual and continuous pressure to assist the body’s natural mechanisms in reducing these symptoms. This has been done using inflatable air bladders controlled by a Raspberry Pi feedback circuit. This prototype can later undergo more rigorous testing to ensure its safety and efficacy before applying for market entry.
Mentor: Vincent Pizziconi