Wearable Security monitoring for Detox
Student: Tsion Sadore, 2019-2020
Sponsor: Wearable Security for Detox, Notre Dame, IN
The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 21.7 million people needed substance use treatment. And from this population, a total of 2.5 million persons received treatment in the United States. Substance abuse treatment has become a business in the United States, with organizations operating multiple facilities in numerous states. One of the largest treatment organizations in the U.S reported revenue of almost 296 million dollars in 2018. Detox is one of the most commonly used treatment modalities to treat patients with substance abuse in the US. Accurate monitoring of vital signs is the core of Detox treatment. Wearable Security for Detox is a technology that uses Fitbits to record a patient’s vital sign information by using multi-sensor biometrics to produce accurate and reliable monitoring. The technology uses an implicit machine-learning algorithm specific to each patient's biometric information.