The Priage project is an Enterprise project sponsored by Stryker, a Fortune 500 medical technology firm.

A cross-functional team of biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, and scientific and technical communication majors are developing a solution to enhance the emergency department waiting room experience and identify at-risk patients.

This project’s main focus is to create a device or system designed to monitor the patient’s vitals and status while in the waiting room before they are admitted into the Emergency Department. This device also has potential to be used in the Ambulance and other pre-hospital settings.

Extensive research into important vitals, measurement techniques, and device configurations was done to create design concepts. A proof of concept was delivered to Stryker with details on chosen vital measurement techniques and 3D packaging models, meeting their deliverables. A prototype was then developed but could not be completed due to limited time and sensor failures.

Priage will redefine the face of the Emergency Department waiting room.