“Medicine on a Chip” Imbedded chip functions as onboard doctor. Jerrod Sandefur Mark Slavik Joel Amaro Tina Hall What are biosensors? An analytical device which converts a biological response into an electric signal A device that detects, records, and transmits information regarding a physiological change or process. Rapidly Expanding Field External biosensors are already used in emergency rooms as point-of-care diagnostic units Can reveal immediately if a patient is in cardiac arrest by testing their blood chemistry Other uses of Biosensors DNA sensors Genetic screening Detects diseases Drug testing Immumosensors Detects HIV Hepatitis Other viral diseases Point-of-Care sensors Tests blood Urine Gases Etc. Bacteria Sensors E-coli Streptococcus Etc. Steps into the Future Implementation into the body Digital dashboard for bodily functions Could potentially eliminate long waits in the doctor’s office To be manually and wirelessly controlled Used to detect and treat an acute conditions Biosensors that can act as an artificial organ Sense a condition Respond automatically without user intervention ¿Questions? Thanks!