Smart Lamp

SmartLamp is an innovative diagnostic system, incorporating both software and hardware components, primarily designed for the detection of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). It operates on the principles of isothermal DNA amplification, specifically the LAMP (Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification) method, developed by the e-INTRO research group specializing in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at IBSAL-CIETUS.

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Key Components and Features:

  • Collaborative Development: The system is a collaborative effort, involving the expertise of the BISITE research group (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems, and Educational Technology at IBSAL) and the engineering product and service development capabilities of DCSC Company. 
  • Automated and Modular Design: SmartLamp consists of three independent modules working in unison to provide sample identification, processing, storage, and transmission of geolocated signals. 
  • Sample Preparation Module: This module maintains samples at 60°C for 45 minutes, with the capability to adjust temperature and processing time based on the machine manager’s assessment. 
  • Sample Reading Module: Incorporating a reader system that uses cameras, photoresistors, fiber optics, etc., either independently or in combination. 
  • Transmission Module: This includes four essential systems: 
    • Data Collection: Gathers sample results and contextual information like GPS location, patient details, and measurement equipment data. 
    • Data Protection: Ensures encryption and security of data, maintaining user anonymity and certifying data authenticity and accuracy. 
    • Transmission Systems: Offers various data transmission options, including GSM/LTE via SIM card, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth for connecting to nearby devices. 
    • Data Storage: Includes storage capabilities for collected data. 
  • Additional Functionalities and Technologies: 
    • Energy Generation and Recharging: Monitors battery status and supports energy generation through solar power, vehicle charging, or conventional electricity.
    • Interactive Interface: Allows for result visualization, data transmission, and backup operations. The interface is adaptable for use on computers, tablets, or smartphones and can analyse information with geographic, local, or personal considerations.