February 2016

Students invent smart mat for diabetes

Jackson State University (JSU) in Mississippi reported in December that a group of its graduate engineering students have designed a “smart mat” that gauges foot temperature in people with diabetes. Data from the mat could give caregivers and physicians early warning of infection.

The project was part of the students’ senior design project in JSU’s Computational Data-Enabled Sciences and Engineering program. The senior projects aim to find solutions to real problems, according to Gordon Skelton, PhD, JSU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the graduate program.

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