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dc.contributor.advisorJoel Voldman and John Williams.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPrince, Ryan, 1977-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-06-02T19:41:41Z
dc.date.available2005-06-02T19:41:41Z
dc.date.copyright2003en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/18029
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2003.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis demonstrates the novel concept that it is possible to make a disposable, self-administered electrolyte test to be introduced to the general consumer market. Although ion specific electrodes have been used to perform point of care electrolyte tests in supervised health care environments since 1992, there has never been a personalized self-administered test available in a supermarket or convenience store. This thesis lays out a novel approach to adapting ion specific electrode technology to produce such a test. The suitability and method of integration of miniature ion-specific electrode technology has been analyzed and shown to be viable for such a purpose. A microelectronic chip has been specifically designed to interface to the sensor, perform the necessary calibration and decision making, and indicate the results to the user. It has been determined that the sensor, the electronics, and the supporting structures will be small and inexpensive enough to be included on a commercial sport drink bottle. The blueprints for this extension, including the selection and integration of a suitable power source, and method of result indication have been specified and shown to support this thesis.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ryan Prince.en_US
dc.format.extent94 p.en_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleA disposable, self-administered electrolyte testen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc57241061en_US


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