Client: Lisa Thompson, FNP, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2, Global Health Sciences Faculty Scholar in Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF
Team: Asad Akbany, Kasper Kuo, Nicholas Leung, Karen Cheng
Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Traditional cooking stoves are often associated with high exposure to particulate matter (PM) and carbon monoxide (CO). As a result, exposure to cooking smoke causes ~4 million deaths per year in developing countries. Efforts to institute liquid petroleum gas (LPG) stoves in rural areas that traditionally use indoor cooking fires are being made to combat these negative health consequences. LPG stove adoption research is critical to evaluate the efficacy of these programs. Temperature probes are commonly used for monitoring LPG stove usage, but are not accurate enough for optimal data collection. This project seeks to create an unobtrusive LPG stove usage monitor with wireless data collection capabilities.