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.
Now, thanks to a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, members of the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology will investigate tailoring the system to alert the patients themselves or family members, providing actionable data that’s easy for non-health professionals to use.
A two-pronged robotic system pioneered by University of Missouri researchers, including the College of Engineering’s Gui DeSouza, is changing the way scientists study crops and plant phenotyping.
The first-ever AOI Sensing Symposium was a unique example of what is possible when industry, research and education collide in search of engineering solutions for critically important global challenges.
A ‘sixth sense’: Researchers patent device that can increase affordability, portability of chem-bio sensing
A new patent by a University of Missouri College of Engineering researcher is poised to make chemical and biological agent sensing much cheaper and more portable. Mark Prelas, a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, recently filed a patent for a new deep-level transient spectrometer (DLTS) design. This patent pairs with previous patents […]
A sensor system developed and used by researchers at the University of Missouri produces images and sends automatic e-mail alerts that can be used to predict a fall within a three-week period.
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.
The research illustrated how fabricating a relatively inexpensive plasmonic grating can create a platform that allows for higher resolution imaging down to 65 nanometers.