I'm Darrien.



My graduate thesis looks at long-term health wellness monitoring in the home; discovering the emerging intersection between personal health monitoring, information technology, and biology and how consumer product design can faciliate this interaction.

Increasingly, people want to gain control over their own health. This does not mean abandoning specialists; rather it implies a better collaboration in monitoring, diagnosis and treatment. More people including specialists focus health through the lens of ongoing maintenance of wellness and treatment for illness and are now just understanding its fusion. A skin and breath bio-sensor was developed to detect health issues through volatile organic compounds. Leveraging bioreporters and synthetic biology, this thesis proposes its integrated use with a central online hub designed to facilitate the patient and doctor relationship in chronic disease management and as a patient warning system for preventable diseases.