Overview

Organization: Wayne State University
Advisor: Dr. Amar Basu
Date: May, 2012 - Dec, 2012

Role

Developer

Skills

Embedded Programming (C Language),
I2C, SPI Communication Technology

A wireless health care product became popular in our life. Although continual detection is crucial for health care devices, most of the products are not convenient to wear for a long time due to their size, battery life, cost, etc. To cover such defections, I developed Photoplethysmography using optical proximity sensors to detect heart rate.

 

 

 

 

 

Structure


The strong points of this sensor are small size and low-battery consumption. Therefore, the sensor can be installed many places such as ring, eye-glasses, watch, etc.User can check the real-time heart-rate data with smartphone. And the stored data in the memory chip will be helpful when they visit a hospital to track their health history.

Result

< Mobile App >

< Physical Circuit >

 

Reference

- D. Chandrasekar, B. Arnetz, P. Levy, and A.S. Basu, “Plug-and-Play, Single-Chip Photoplethysmography,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, August 2012, San Diego, CA.
- A. Basu, “Sensor and Method for Continuous Health Monitoring,” US Patent 033980, March 2012