Evaluation of low power wearable ultrasonic monitors for health

University of the West of Scotland

Past award

Student: Heather Trodden : University of the West of Scotland

Year Award Started: 2017

Wearables are an emerging field for medical technology, with most sensors based on optics due to cost and power requirements. The University of the West of Scotland has developed a new type of ultrasound sensor for wearable applications. Ultrasound has been proven as a safe medical diagnostic tool. This project will evaluate these new sensors for measuring heart rate, blood flow, and hydration status in a laboratory environment. The latter of which can not be carried out with an optical measurement. If successful, this will enable fuller monitoring of ICU patients and also elderly residents in care-homes

Research area: Other conditions


Dr David Hughes
School of Engineering and Computing