MU researchers monitor health with bed sensors

Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, said the bed sensors’ purpose is to detect any possible health problems while helping patients to “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes.

Smart engineers extend capabilities of smartphones

With funding from a U.S. Army/Leonard Wood Institute research grant, the University of Missouri College of Engineering professor has enhanced the device’s capabilities for target localization and tracking functions. These new capabilities go hand-in-hand with his work to create ad hoc networks with smartphones, allowing the wireless devices to communicate with each other without the […]

Surveying the road ahead

According to an August 2010 article in WIRED magazine, coalition forces in Iraq suffered more than 13,000 improvised explosive device (IED) attacks between 2006 and 2009. IEDs have now become the principal killer of U.S. troops in Afghanistan — responsible for up to 75 percent of casualties in some areas — and more than 3,000 […]

Uncovering radar signatures to detect landmines

Countries throughout the world have joined forces to try to defuse the effects of landmines, which kill and injure thousands of people each year. Mizzou Engineering Professor Dominic Ho has contributed substantially to that effort during the nearly 10 years in which he has focused on landmine detection research, having already helped develop a ground-penetrating […]

Dominic Ho’s research receives U.S. Army recognition

Dominic Ho, a University of Missouri associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been recognized by a U.S. Army official for his work on developing a remote–controlled landmine detector. Ho has been working for several years with the Army, private defense contractors and researchers from the University of Florida and Duke University to come […]

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