November 11, 2015

Project Title:

Early Health Indicator For Infants
2016 BT Young Scientist Profile: Emily Duffy


Senior Technology Individual

Students involved:

Emily Duffy Knockaderry Parish
Her 4th project in 4 years.

Project Details:

Infants have little means of communication, especially when they are ill, temperature is an excellent indicator of whether a child is ill or otherwise. Often parents only identify an increase in temperature when it is critically high.

This project proposes to integrate a temperature sensor into the waist band of a conventional child’s nappy that will provide instant visual temperature reading each and every time the nappy is changed. I will also implant a urine test strip underneath the first polyester layer of a nappy which will provide parents a method of determining a child’s health at home.