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Qualifying for PIMNAS, UNAIR Team designs Smartwose Smartwatch to detect diabetes

Smartwose prototype design (Photo: By courtesy)
Smartwose prototype design (Photo: By courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga students have made another achievement in scientific innovation. Anasah Zulfa (FKp), Anita Firmanti Kartika Anggari (FKp), Aisy Al Fawwaz (FST), Ach. Jazilul Qutbi (FTMM) and Diaz Samsun Alif (FTMM) have qualified for National Student Science Week (PIMNAS), which will be held at Padjadjaran University.

This activity is the final round of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture for six months. Later, this activity will be held from November 26 to December 1.

They developed a diabetes detection smartwatch, and this brilliant idea is called Smartwose. Anasah Zulfa, the team leader, said this idea stemmed from concerns about glucose check devices, which still used invasive techniques or could damage the skin.

“Monitoring blood glucose levels is important in controlling diabetes to prevent worsening prognosis. Thus, we innovated to design a blood glucose checking tool with a non-invasive principle as a smartwatch,” explained this Faculty of Nursing student.

This idea proposes using photoplethysmography to predict blood glucose and HbA1c and using electrochemical gas sensors to predict acetone. Analysis carried out using deep learning includes cleaning, filtering, segmentation, normalization, and integration stages. Furthermore, users can access reports via a mobile application connected to the server.

The Mobile Application contains various menus, including profile menus, screening, reports, information, consultation, and settings. The menu provided will support the use of Smartose, which is directly connected to stakeholders, including medical personnel.

Anasah added that this innovation is expected to make monitoring easier because it is more practical and efficient, does not cause side effects, and is accurate. Moreover, this smartwatch is also integrated with a mobile application, which makes it easier for users to monitor examination results anytime and anywhere.

“So when PIMNAS is finished, we hope this prototype is noticed by competent people in the appropriate field so that it can be developed further and useful for society,” she explained.

Anasah also expressed her feelings about being a participant who successfully passed this PIMNAS stage. She also revealed that despite difficulties within the team, PKM provided reinforcement that multidisciplinary collaboration was essential and needed in the future.

Author: Ilma Arrafi Nafi’a

Editor : Khefti Al Mawalia