Capstone team wins Honorable Mention in Big Ideas!

The Bioengineering senior capstone design team of Maxine Arnush, Priya Bhattacharjee, Josh Chen, and Richard Xu has received an Honorable Mention in the Hardware for Good category of the annual Berkeley Big Ideas competition.

Their project addresses autonomic nervous system (ANS) disorders, which often go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed by physicians, especially in pediatric patients with less progressed pathologies.

“The AxoLog is a wearable screening tool catered to pediatric patients to allow for non­invasive and child­-friendly diagnosis. The device employs electrodermal responses to quantitatively measure the nervous system response to a controlled clinical stimulus. With this device, we hope to reduce misdiagnosis in the short­-term and lead to a reduction in physical and social implications for patients in the long term. Our device will create an impact in the clinical space by improving the diagnostic and treatment pathway for ANS disorders.”

Congratulations Team Nervous Wrecks!