|DEVELOPMENT OF A WEARABLE SYSTEM FOR MEASURING VITAL PARAMETERS
This research aims to create a low-cost wearable system for monitoring vital parameters (ECG, breathing rate, body temperature, GPS tracking…). Instrumentation available nowadays is expensive and forces hospitalization of the patient; by avoiding this, there is a great economical benefit.
Starting from commercial cardio belts, we designed a circuit which can record a 1-lead ECG track which is then sent to a smartphone, the core of the system, by an audio cable. From ECG, it is possible to get data about patient’s breathing rate and, using a double modulated signal, his body temperature. In addition to this, a 3-axis accelerometer track is analyzed, to keep track of the body posture of the patient.
This information are stored in the smartphone memory, and periodically sent to a storage Cloud.
I was born in Brescia, on the 17th of December 1987.
I took my bachelor degree in 2010 in Information Engineering, with a thesis about 3rd generation solar cells; after Erasmus in Valencia, Spain, I took my master degree in 2013, with a thesis called “Development of inkjet-made sensors for strain measurements in biomedical applications”, with mark 103/110.
Working on this thesis, I started to grow an interest in biomedical devices, and in particular wearable systems. After a short work experience in automation industry, I decided to start my PhD in the biomedical field, which I believe has huge potentialities.
My PhD started in 2014, and will end on December of 2016; I hope this could bring me to a career which will allow me to follow my interest in this fascinating field.
Curriculum: Electronics Engineering, Sensors and instrumentation
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