Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Roha FarooqSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beerfarooq@seecs.edu.pk
1Gulmeena JunaidSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beegjunaid@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Software Bio Medical Manufacturing

Idea Details

Idea Name: BioSense
Slogan: Know Your Body
Supervisor Name: Dr. Hammad M. Cheema
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor, HOD RIMMS
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: 90852131
Email ID: hammad.cheema@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Body composition reveals number of health indicators. BioSense is a non-invasive body composition analyzer that employs bio-electrical impedance analysis to measure fluids, bone, fat and muscle mass
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    BMI is typically used to quantify human health but it can be misleading in many cases. According to UCLA research, 54M Americans are incorrectly categorized as unhealthy based on BMI alone. Thus, quantification, using BioSense, based on body composition levels can give a accurate picture of health
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Hospitals and nutritionists would greatly benefit from this product. It can be used for rehabilitation and disease management in the medical field. Moreover, the rising trend of health conscious practices among Pakistanis creates a need for such a product in fitness centers as well
How will the solution works
    BioSense employs a technique known as Direct Segmental Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in which a mild non-perceivable current is passed through different parts of the body, and corresponding impedance is measured. These values are post processed through equations to find the desired body composition parameters. A desktop app accompanies the product which keeps record of each user’s personal details including CNIC number, height, weight, age and generates a comprehensive report
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    A number of foreign competitors have similar solutions, however, they are expensive and do not offer local technical support. Therefore, being a completely homegrown product offering same features at half the price makes BioSense a unique proposition
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-27 (1140)