March 6, 2016

Yesterday, we hosted a work session that ended successsfully! We are now able to inflate our cuff, read the pressure using an Arduino, and store these pressure readings in a format usable by a program. This is a good step toward creating our prototype, as we have our basic system set up (cuff with Arduino board), we know our cuff inflation system works, and we know our Arduino fits our purposes adequately. Next step: make the Arduino control the cuff's inflation and deflation. After that, all we have to do is program the board to communicate between pressure sensor and pressure regulator, and then fine-tune the device. Feeling good so far! 

Below is a short clip from yesterday's session.

 

 

Also a reminder that our Mid-Grant review is this Wednesday, March 9th, 2016. Contact us at aptourniquet@gmail.com if you're interested in more information.