MSE Research Project Database

Smart devices for ubiquitous health monitoring


Project Leader: Jayavardhana Gubbi Lakshminarasimha
Staff: Marimuthu Palaniswami, Jayavardhana Gubbi
Collaborators: Terrance O'Brien (Royal Melbourne Hospital) Bernard Yan (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
Sponsors: UniMelb STRAPA Award
Primary Contact: Jayavardhana Gubbi (jgl@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: biomedical engineering; biosignals; sensor networks; signals and systems; sleep apnoea
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering,Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Domains: Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences, Networks and data in society
Research Centre: ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)

Provision of healthcare services remains a critical challenge across all levels of society, with the cost burden and constrained resources limiting the accessibility to healthcare. Advances in hardware development have made available efficient, low-cost, low-power miniature devices for use in remote sensing applications. This iconic project will drive the development of smart devices for low-cost monitoring, analysis and treatment of a number of medical conditions addressing continuous monitoring, aged care, and rehabilitation. The project consolidates a number of biomedical engineering initiatives into a single interdisciplinary project.