Team Members: Connor Landgraf, Sneha Thatipelli, Sachin Rangarajan, Zhuchen Xu
Capstone Client: John Chorba, MD, Resident Physician at UCSF
Purpose: Measuring jugular venous pressure (JVP) is an indirect screening tool for the presence of heart disease, but the effectiveness of the current measurement technique varies from user to user. In order to accurately measure JVP in a user-independent manner, our group developed a probe that can detect the pressure required to momentarily collapse the jugular vein. The pressure read by this device outputs a clear signal to a display that can be read unambiguously by the user.