Rio Rancho, NM

Wearable Device to Collect and Transmit Vitals

The ASK Academy InvenTeam invented Emergency Medical Advanced Response Apparatus (EMARA), a device designed to streamline communication between EMT and treatment centers. The device measures an emergency patient’s blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen level, and heart rate in real-time through a wrist-worn, sterilizable sensor package. The data is transmitted to a first responder’s device via RFID and, when signal availability permits, to a web server. Hospital staff can monitor the patient’s vitals during transmit via web app.

Recent Team Blogs

June 11, 2019
Project Description Update May signifies the home stretch for our InvenTeam year. Through several all day Panera-Summer Break-Extravaganzas, we have met most of our goals. We have printed several working prototypes and have also completed our ideal design. Our program is functioning and almost...
May 3, 2019
This has been a great learning experience for everyone. The team continues to grow, leadership potential becomes leadership experience and the experience is valuable on so many levels. It is with high hopes and great expectations that these young high school scholars will take this experience and...
May 3, 2019
Project Description Update Starting from ground zero is never an easy task but the team has taken it in strides. After having several conversations with mentors, the team decided to change the design for EMARA. While this has been challenging, we think that the long term benefits outway the...
April 2, 2019
Project Description Update March madness is really a too convenient title for what this month has encompassed for the team. There has been a lot of regrouping, reforming, and transforming! This month we have primarily focused on organizing our ideas and establishing the purpose of EMARA. While...
March 24, 2019
As we get closer to the end of the month, and closer to EurekaFest, the stakes get higher and the tension rises. I am again reminded of the focus and dedication that the ASK Academy InvenTeam has. These young men and women are aces! I could not be prouder of the group of individuals who DAILY...
March 1, 2019
Project Description Update The month of February has truly taught us that “the road to success is always under construction” (Lily Tomlin). Some of our biggest accomplishments during February were making our first prototype and making a silicone arm for dummy testing. Additionally,...
February 15, 2019
To say that I am vasty proud of the team would be an understatement. Our mid-grant technical review was a resounding success. Our connections to the community are amazing, and the outreach has been unprecedented for any program at our school that I know of for the past four years. The work this...
February 1, 2019
Project Description Update The team has reached one of the biggest hurdles thus far: integrating sensors into our software. Although it has been a difficult month of brainstorming we have made big strides in 3D printing, programming and dummy set up.  Trying to build the housing for...
January 11, 2019
Project Description Update The month of December was both the most wonderful time of the year and most hectic. The primary focus for December was to finalize the CAD design for EMARA and began programming the graphical user interface, the app that will connect EMS workers to the ER. The team was...
December 7, 2018
Project Description UpdateThe focus for the month of November was to build the ground works for the rest of the year. The team met with Tony Perry over lunch to discuss the project’s outlook and potential problems the team may face. Although, the team has talked about a way to combat such...
November 2, 2018
Our team is extraordinarily honored to have the opportunity to continue innovating our emergency medical response device. After the initial shock of receiving the grant (reference video for shrieks of excitement), we have hit the ground running. Responsibilities for each team member have been...