Embedded Systems Advanced Research and Prototyping (ESARP) Lab
Printed Bioelectronics and Sensor (BioSens) Lab
Director: Dr. Bashir I. Morshed
Embedded systems (ES) are electronic information processing elements embedded into cyber-physical systems (CPS) and contain microcontrollers dedicated for sensing, actuation, and/or control. In the last decade, embedded systems infiltrated in our daily lives, including phones, cars, consumer electronics, home-based medical devices, and other smart gadgets. As reflected in a recent report of the National Research Council in the United States, "Information technology is on the verge of another revolution ... embedded computers ... have the potential to change radically the way people interact with their environment ...". We strive to be a part of this revolution.
Our research focuses on a holistic approach for developing wearable and body-worn electronic sensors for neurophysiological parameter monitoring in the natural environment. We seek to address multiple engineering and scientific challenges with innovative and bio-inspired models.
Our research is currently supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Strengthening Communities Initiative (SCI) and multiple FedEx Innovation grants. We have established external collaborations with Special Kids & Families (SKF), Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and Alzheimer's Association at Memphis for our research studies. Due to the highly trans-disciplinary nature of our research, we collaborate with researchers from varied disciplines (Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, Neurology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, educators, and medical professionals) that span across various institutes (UTK, UTHSC, SKF). We acknowledge generous donations from Cypress Semiconductor, DRS Technologies, and Smith & Nephew to our lab.
Lab News Bulletin:
Feb. 2018: Rachel Alexander has received 1st prize award in Engineering category at TLSAMP (Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Research Conference in Chattanooga, TN on Feb. 22-23, 2018. Congratulations!
Dec. 2017: A journal article titled "Design and Analysis of a Novel Wireless Resistive Analog Passive (WRAP) Sensor Technique", by S. C. Pacareu and B.I. Morshed has been accepted for publication in IET Wireless Sensor Systems Journal.
Dec. 2017: Two conference papers from the ESARP lab have been accepted for oral presentations at the premier flagship joint IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI)/Body Sensor Networks (BSN), in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 4-7 March 2018.
Nov. 2017: Dr. Morshed will give a talk on the NSF funded SCC project titled "Inkjet-printed Body-worn Fully-passive Wireless sensors for Smart and Connected Community" at UofM Center for Information Assurance.
Nov. 2017: Two conference papers have been accepted for oral presentation at the National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 4-6, 2018.
Nov. 2017: A journal article titled "Inkjet Printed Fully-Passive Body-Worn Wireless Sensors for Smart and Connected Community (SCC)", by B.I. Morshed, B. Harmon, M.S. Zaman, M.J. Rahman, S. Afroz, and M. Rahman, has been accepted as a Feature Article for publication in Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications.
Oct. 2017: A journal article titled "Magnetic Stimulus Responsive Vancomycin DDS Based on Chitosan Microbeads Embedded with Magnetic Nanoparticles", by A. Mohapatra, M.A. Harris, D. LeVine, M. Ghimire, J.A. Jennings, B.I. Morshed, W.O. Haggard, J.D. Bumgardner, S.R. Mishra, and T. Fujiwara, has been accepted in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B.
Oct. 2017: Dr. Morshed will attend the 2017 NSF CPS PI meeting at Alexandria, VA on Nov 13-14, 2017.
Aug. 2017: A grant proposal titled "Fully Passive Wireless ECG and SpO2 Monitoring System on Smartphone Using Low-Cost Disposable Body-Worn Inkjet Printed Sensors" has been funded by FedEx Institute of Technology Development Grants for the duration of 2017-2018. The sole PI of the project is Dr. Morshed.
May 2017: A conference paper from the ESARP lab has been accepted for oral presentation at the IEEE/ACM Conf on Connected Health: Applications, Systems, and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), Philadelphia, PA, July 17-19, 2017.
Apr. 2017: The poster titled "PSC Optimization of 13.56-MHz Resistive Wireless Analog Passive Sensors" by B. Noroozi and B. I. Morshed has been awarded 1st Prize in the Department of EECE Poster Competition held on 24 April 2017.
Apr. 2017: The poster titled "An Interactive Web-based Visualization Tool of Community Health Data for a Smart & Connected Community (SCC)" by S. Afroz and B. I. Morshed has been awarded 3rd Prize in the Department of EECE Poster Competition held on 24 April 2017.
Apr. 2017: The IP (Dry Electrodes for Vital Sign Monitoring) has been judged runner-up (joint) at the Inaugural Memphis Scipreneur Challenge (MSC), 2017. Congratulations Team 4 (F. Phillips, P. Devaraju, A. Rathi, P. Chen, and S. Hudson, Mentors: J. Bell & B.
Apr. 2017: Two conference papers from the ESARP lab have been accepted for oral presentation at the IEEE Intl. Symp. Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rochester, MN, May 7-10, 2017.
Mar. 2017: A grant proposal titled "Direct Inkjet Printable Low-voltage Active Flexible Electronic Component Fabrication" has been funded by The University of Memphis Research Investment Fund as a Team Initiation Grant for the duration of 2017 to 2019. The PI this research project is Dr. Morshed. The project co-PIs are Dr. Fujiwara (Chemistry), Mr. Hewitt (Electronic Technology), and Dr. Andrasik (Psychology).
Mar. 2017: The journal article: "NeuroMonitor: A Low-power, Wireless, Wearable EEG Device with DRL-less AFE", by S. Consul-Pacareu, R. Mahajan, and M. J. AbuSaude, and B. I. Morshed, has been accepted for publication in The IET Circuits, Devices, & Systems Journal.
Feb. 2017: One of our IP (Dry Electrodes for Vital Sign Monitoring) has been selected for the Inaugural Memphis Scipreneur Challenge (MSC), 2017. https://memscichallenge.org/available-ips/
Feb. 2017: The journal article: "PSC Optimization of 13.56-MHz Resistive Wireless Analog Passive Sensors", by B. Noorozi and B. I. Morshed, has been accepted for publication in IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques.
Oct. 2016: Two conference papers from the ESARP lab have been accepted for oral presentation at the National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 4-6, 2017.
Sept. 2016: An innovation disclosure has been filed titled "Microbead Compositions and Methods for Delivering an Agent" on Sept, 29, 2016 (USPTO Provisional Patent Application, No. USSN 52/401,751). The inventors are A. Mohapatra, J. A. Jennings, W. O. Haggard, J. Bumgardner, B. I. Morshed, S. R. Misra, T. Fujiwara, G. McGraw, and J. M. Berretta.
Sept. 2016: Dr. Morshed will serve as a co-organizer of the special session on "Wearable Antennas and Electronics" in Commission B to be held as part of the upcoming URSI National Radio Science Meeting (Jan. 4-7, 2017, Boulder, Colorado).
Aug. 2016: Dr. Morshed is currently looking for dedicated and motivated researchers to join his research team with extensive hardware and software skills specifically related to embedded systems design and prototyping, software algorithm for feature extraction and classification, app development, and cloud interfacing for the NSF-funded project. Interested candidates for this cross-cutting interdisciplinary research project should send their CV and admission status to EECE for consideration to Dr. Morshed.
Aug. 2016: A grant proposal titled "Events-of-interest Capture Using Novel Body-worn Fully-passive Wireless sensors for S&CC" has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) EAGER from CNS Smart and Connected Community (S&CC) solicitation for the duration of 2016-2018. The PI of this project is Dr. Morshed, and the co-PI is Dr. Harmon, School of Public Health.
July 2016: A grant proposal titled "Fully-passive wireless continuous temperature sensing system using low-cost inkjet printed disposable body-worn sensors" has been funded by FedEx Institute of Technology Development Grants for the duration of 2016-2017. The sole PI of the project is Dr. Morshed.
May 2016: The journal article: "Autonomous OA Removal in Real-Time from Single Channel EEG Data on a Wearable Device Using a Hybrid Algebraic-Wavelet Algorithm", by C. A. Majmudar and B. I. Morshed, has been accepted in ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.
May 2016: A conference paper from the research group have been accepted at the IEEE Engineering Medicine and Biology Society Conf (EMBC) to be held at Orlando, FL, on Aug. 16-20, 2016.
Apr. 2016: The poster titled "BRAINsens: Body-worn Reconfigurable Architecture of Integrated Network Sensors" by R. Mahajan and B. I. Morshed has been awarded the best poster in the Department of EECE Poster Competition held on 25 April 2016.
Apr. 2016: Ruhi Mahajan has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled "BRAINSens: Body-worn Reconfigurable Architecture of Integrated network Sensors". Congratulations Dr. Ruhi Mahajan !
Apr. 2016: The journal article: "Performance Analysis of a DRL-less AFE for Battery-Powered Wearable EEG Measurement", by R. Mahajan and B. I. Morshed, has been accepted in Elsevier Measurement Journal.
Feb. 2016: The journal article: "Comparative Study of Wavelet Based Unsupervised Ocular Artifact Removal Techniques for Single Channel EEG Data", by S. Khatun, R. Mahajan, and B. I. Morshed, has been accepted in IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.
Feb. 2016: The review article: "Stealth Engineering for in vivo Drug Delivery Systems" by A. Mohapatra, B. I. Morshed, W. O. Haggard, and R. A. Smith, has been accepted in the Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering Journal.
Jan. 2016: The group has received the "Excellent Demo Track Presentation" Award for an exemplary demonstration of "Resistive Wireless Analog Passive Sensors (rWAPS)" at the IEEE Radio & Wireless Week (RWW), Austin, TX, 24-27 Jan. 2016. The demo was presented by Dr. Morshed and demonstrated by Babak Noorozi and Mohammad Abu-Saude.