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Giovanna Guidoboni presents her new textbook in front of a blackboard covered in equations

MU’s Guidoboni pens unique, interdisciplinary textbook

What do you do when there’s no textbook that fits the exact, unique nature of your course of study and research? You write your own. And Giovanna Guidoboni, MU professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and professor of Mathematics, did just that.

The Smart Bed, decked out in Mizzou sheets.

Getting to the heart of the matter

Compiled over time, the differences in peaks and valleys — called a waveform — in one’s heartbeat can tell medical professionals a lot about a person’s cardiovascular health. But what if you could measure the same thing without all of those invasive sensors attached to your body? Imagine that, instead, you could provide doctors that same data with a sensor located under a mattress or behind a couch cushion.