Engineering Hero: Using Sensors to Avoid IV Infiltration

October 31, 2023

Engineering Hero: Using Sensors to Avoid IV Infiltration

In this fifth installment of Engineering Heroes, sponsored by Wind River, we’d like to introduce you to Samer Mabrouk, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Georgia Institute of Technology.



Originally from Egypt, Samer grew up fascinated with building things, always asking for things like Legos as rewards when he did well in school. Couple that with growing up in during the dawn and evolution of smartphone technology, and Samer’s love for engineering was solidified.

Today, as a postdoc research fellow, he’s drawn on his background in embedded to equip IVs with sensors that can detect potentially dangerous infiltration events and alert keep medical staff immediately. Sometimes, IVs can move after they’ve been inserted into a vein, or the vein can weaken — in other words, an IV infiltration.

But you can hear directly from Samer and his colleague Tommy Cunningham in the podcast above, and stay tuned for more Engineering Heroes content!

Editor's Note: For more Engineering Hero content, check out the links below.

Daire McNamara, Director and Firmware Engineer, Emdalo Technologies:

Nandini Kappiah, Senior Director of Software Engineering, Google:

Valentyn Hlukhotskyy, Senior Java Software Engineer, Euristiq:

Levi Zima, RF Microwave Engineer:

Samer Mabrouk, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology: