- Gabriel G. Amoro
- John Karlo N. Cenabre
- Mathew Niño T. Singzon
Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin or when the body is inefficiently consuming the insulin the body produces. Diabetes can be identified by getting the blood glucose level in which the only way to identify blood glucose level is an invasive way.
Ginhawa is an Arduino-based device equipped with an MQ-138 Sensor which is a type of metal oxide semiconductor-based gas sensor that is highly sensitive to acetone. Ginhawa aims to provide a non-invasive way of identifying if a certain individual has a high level of glucose in their blood. The microprocessing unit used for this device is an Arduino Nano fit for the device’s mobility and portability because of its small size. The device will detect acetone and analyze the concentration through its output voltage and the results will be displayed on a 0.96” OLED Display.
In 2015, approximately 415 million individuals were affected by diabetes worldwide and are expected to exceed 640 million by the year 2040 (International Diabetes Federation, 2015). Diabetic complications among Type I and Type II diabetes are responsible for the significant morbidity and mortality of the individuals (Ndisang et al., 2017) thus a non-invasive and easy way for identifying diabetes is needed to help more people and to save more lives. Ginhawa is a device that provides a non-invasive way to identify if a person has high levels of glucose in their blood through the amount of acetone in their breath. Ginhawa is still in its first Phase and thus the main goal is to further develop the device to detect accurate measurements of acetone.