SEECS Students win COMPPEC 2013

Mr. Masab Ahmad, Mr. Muhammad Uzair Khalid, students of NUST SEECS BEE-1C stood first in COMPPEC 2013, held in Department of Computer Engineering, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME) on 4th-5th July. SEECS Students win COMPPEC 2013

It was the 12th Annual All Pakistan Inter Colleges/Universities Computer Projects Exhibition and Competition, one of the most prestigious national competitions in Pakistan since 2002.

The students had to compete in four different categories namely Electro Mechanical, Information Systems, Information Systems and Digital systems. The projects were judged by different universities and industry representatives. The Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor developed under the supervision of Dr. Awais M. Kamboh, and Dr. Rehan Hafiz, got first prize in the Digital Systems Category at COMPPEC out of a total of 142 Projects displayed.

The Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitor also won the first prize at the Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions (FICS) competition, held at NUST-SEECS. It has also won second Prize at NUST-INSPIRE.

Abstract - Non-Invasive infrared based devices have recently gained fame in evaluating body parameters. This project introduces a hybrid architecture that uses both Near Infrared (NIR) and Photo-acoustic Spectroscopy to determine and calibrate blood glucose levels, based on optical light transmittance on the ear lobe. Using various body parameters such as tissue thickness, skin color, blood oxygen, and a linear analysis based regression calibration system, a highly accurate and real time architecture is proposed and implemented, reaching an accuracy of 90%.