Design and development of an apparatus to aid in the detection of tuberculosis
Lo, Suan Theng.
Date of Issue2005
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
In this project, the current method of handling the sputum specimens till diagnosis and the amount of risk exposure to the healthcare worker are studied. A new device to collect, process and analyse sputum samples of suspected TB patients has been designed and developed. This is especially useful for rapid screening purposes. This new collection device significantly reduces the risks and number of steps involved in detecting the class III bacteria.
Nanyang Technological University