Smart Optical Sensor for Detection of Cervical Cancer in the Developing World

Sponsors:

  • NIH-National Cancer Institute

Start Date:

End Date:

  • Completed

Smart Optical Sensor for Detection of Cervical Cancer in the Developing World

The goal of this project is to develop a portable, low power consumption spectroscopic device that can be used to obtain accurate and reproducible quantitative measurements of absorption and scattering coefficients with applications to screening of cervical cancers for global health. The research is significantly relevant to public health due to the potential to contribute to the improvement of cervical cancer, and thus the reduction of mortality rate worldwide.

We have begun working on the development of our first prototype.