NSF Project Web-portal

Title: EAGER: Events-of-interest Capture Using Novel Body-worn Fully-passive Wireless sensors for S&CC

Funding Source: NSF CISE CNS  NSF logo

Project Duration: 2016 - 2018

Project Synopsis: 

Patients with chronic illness require frequent and avoidable hospital visits. This project aims to develop a new class of battery-less, low-cost, disposable, wireless electronic patch sensors to monitor a variety of physiological signals and a custom smartphone app to monitor their health status and to elect to share their anonymized events-of-interest with their community towards a smart and connected community (S&CC). This will empower users, permit the community stakeholders to assess population health status, reduce the need for frequent hospital visits, and help identify potential individual and community actions to achieve improvement in health status. The project also involves the training of undergraduate and graduate students in interdisciplinary research activities on emerging technologies, and is expected to impact public and private sector efforts to improve healthcare.

Project Personnel:

PI: Dr. Bashir Morshed, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Memphis

Co-PI: Dr. Brook Harmon, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Memphis

Consultant: Dr. M. Rahman,  Baptist Minor Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Collaborator: Memphis District of the United Methodist Church (UMC)

Project-related Publications:

  1. B. Morshed, B. Harmon, and M. Rahman, "EAGER: Events of Interest (EoI) Capture Using Novel Body-worn Fully-passive Wireless Sensors for S&CC", 7th Annual Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators' Meeting, Arlington, VA, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2016.
  2. B. I. Morshed, "Impedance Phlebography Based Pulse Sensing Using Inductively-Coupled Inkjet-Printed WRAP Sensor", Invited Paper, Commission B (Special session: Wearable Antennas and Electronics), National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jan. 4-6, 2017.
  3. B. Noorozi and B. I. Morshed, "PSC Optimization of 13.56-MHz Resistive Wireless Analog Passive Sensors", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques, (in press), Feb. 2017.
  4. B. Morshed, B. Harmon, M. Rahman, Md. S. Zaman, Md. J. Rahman, S. Afroz, T. Siddiqui, B. Noroozi, and J. Coleman, "Events-of-interest Capture Using Novel Body-worn Fully-passive Wireless sensors for S&CC", Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo. (US ignite), Austin, TX, Jun. 25 – 28, 2017.
  5. B. I. Morshed, B. Harmon, M. S. Zaman, M. J. Rahman, S. Afroz, and M. Rahman, "Inkjet Printed Fully-passive Body-worn Wireless Sensors for Smart and Connected Community (SCC)", J. Low Power Electron. Appl., vol. 7, no. 4, article 26, pp. 1-21, Nov. 2017; doi:10.3390/jlpea7040026.
  6. B. Morshed, B. Harmon, and M. Rahman, "EAGER: Events of Interest (EoI) Capture Using Novel Body-worn Fully-passive Wireless Sensors for S&CC", 8th Annual Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators' Meeting, Alexandria, VA, Nov. 13-14, 2017.


SCC Memphis Web Portal: http://sscmemphis.com/index.php

Github (public access of app codes and sensor designs): https://github.com/esarplab

NSF website related to this fund: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1637250

CPS-VO project portal: https://cps-vo.org/node/28770

CPS PI Meeting 2016: https://cps-vo.org/node/29309

Youtube channel of this project: Youtube channel of this NSF SCC project

Project Updates:

  • Nov. 2017: The team welcomes Rachel Alexander, an UG EECE student, to join the NSF Project from Fall 2017 as a REU student.
  • Nov. 2017: The project flyer was shared with attendees of the Faith and Health: Making the Connection 16th Annual Conference for Clergy and Congregational Leaders.
  • Oct. 2017: The project has been presented by Drs. Harmon and Morshed to two church congregations in Memphis and the recruitment flyer shared with 3 additional congregations.
  • Jul. 2017: The project has been presented by Drs. Harmon and Morshed to a Methodist Men's group to inform the community about the research and seek interest in recruitment to the Pilot Study.
  • Jul. 2017: IRB has been approved for the Pilot Study recruitment. The recruitment flyer can now be publicly distributed.
  • Jul. 2017: The SCC webserver with mock data has been deployed (Click http://sscmemphis.com/index.php and use Guest Login) 
  • Jun. 2017: A poster [4] has been presented at Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo (US Ignite), Austin, TX on June 26, 2017.
  • Jun. 2017: A framework of web-portal is being developed with mock dataset.
  • May 2017: A meeting with the project PIs (Drs. Morshed and Harmon) was conducted with UMC collaborators. Potential recruitment approaches were identified and presentation slots at UMC gatherings and churches were discussed, so that the project can be presented to potential recruits.  
  • Apr. 2017: IRB application for the proposed pilot study has been submitted to University of Memphis.
  • Mar. 2017:Temper ature and heart-rate WRAP sensors on paper prototyped and being evaluated. The first revision of scanner prototype hardware is completed with functional testing. A second revision is ongoing.
  • Mar. 2017: SCC Android app and SCC web-server framework ongoing. Other EoI algorithm development is ongoing.
  • Feb. 2017: Coil design optimization algorithm finalized and published [3].
  • Jan. 2017: Temperature EoI finalized.
  • Jan. 2017: A second Ph.D. student has been recruited with partial funding to assist in the project related activities.
  • Jan. 2017: A conference paper [2] has been presented on WRAP heart rate sensor printed on the paper substrate.
  • Dec. 2016: The hardware design for the scanner device completed.
  • Nov. 2016: A poster [1] has been presented to NSF CPS PI meeting.
  • Aug. 2016: A Ph.D. student has been recruited for the project activities.
  • Aug. 2016: Inaugural team meeting conducted with a focus on long-term and short-term goals.
  • Aug. 2016: The proposal has been funded by NSF CISE.