The Mizzou team of researchers utilized non-contact hydraulic bed sensors to estimate relative systolic blood pressure — the top number in a typical blood pressure reading — by extracting features from the ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal.
Marjorie Skubic, MU professor of electrical and computer engineering, said the study found that the speed of a person’s walk translated to how likely they are to fall.
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.
Professor Dominic Ho and Mohannad Al-Ali developed what’s called an underlay to allow users to utilize other users’ bandwidth who don’t currently need it instead of using bandwidth from the spectrum itself, thus optimizing the experience for both users.
Two civil engineering and an electrical engineering alumni were honored with Missouri Honor Awards or the Citation of Merit. Four faculty and two staff members also were recognized.
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]