Lymphedema is a condition where there is chronic fluid buildup in the soft tissue areas of the body where an injury or damage to the lymphatic system has occurred. Because lymphedema typically affects a person's arms or legs, we created a compression sleeve monitor kit to record swelling of the affected limb and alert the user of irregular swelling. This monitor kit is to be used in conjunction with the current method of managing lymphedema through the use of compression sleeves. The monitor is able to not only inform the user of irregular swelling through visual alerts (RGB LEDs), but also through haptic feedback (in case the user is blind or just simply prefers a less externally obvious alert system).
The monitor band is comprised of an Arduino Flora, conductive fabric and thread, RGB LEDs, and a haptic buzzer. Data from the monitor can also be stored and visualized to exam trends over the course of the day (as shown in the graph above).