Ballistocardiography—or, the graphical representation of the body’s movements in response to the heartbeat—is a promising, newly revived technique that may soon make it to the masses as a wearable medical device. At least if things bode well for the engineers designing the world’s first prototype of a patch that can monitor the heart’s mechanics in conjunction with user activity and environment.
An interdisciplinary team of clinicians and electrical, computer and biomedical engineers has been developing next-generation, at-home technology aimed at detecting heart issues—and preventing related hospitalizations. This team includes ECE Assistant Professor Omer Inan.
To read more, see the project summary at the IEEE Xplore Innovation Spotlight.