For the Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 academic year, we initiated the design of the Scubascope which is designed to monitor heart and lung sounds of divers while they are underwater to detect early signs of stress in the body and help to avoid issues related to Decompression Illness. This was a multidisciplinary team of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students who created a housing for a sensor to capture acoustic sounds of the heart and lungs and store the signals on an SD card during the dive. After the dive is completed, the data on the SD card is transferred to a computer for analysis.
For the Fall 2017 to Spring 2018 academic year the team designed a robotic dog companion for individuals in the home with risk of dementia. Check out the article on the Rover.
We have an active IRB protocol for Heart Valve Defect monitoring. The approach is to monitor sounds in the chest using a digital stethoscope and classify the sounds to determine if the person is healthy or if they have a heart defect. Currently, we are seeking healthy subjects and individuals with diagnosed HVD for our study. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ali Elhouderi so that he can provide you with the questionaire for screening to participate in the study.