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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


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. (pdf)
  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.



NSF: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1637250

CPS-VO: http://cps-vo.org/node/29309

Youtube: Youtube channel of this NSF SCC project




Project Updates:

  • Jun. 2017: A framework of web-portral is being developed with mock dataset.
  • May 2017: A meeting with the project PIs (Drs. Morshed and Harmon) was conducted with UMC collaborators (Mr. Harry Durbin and Mr. Niels French) at UMC office. Potential recruitment approaches were identified to have subjects distributed throughout Memphis area. Presentation slots during UTHSC Auxiliary and Metro District United Methodist Men gathering will be sought to present to project in front of large gathering of potential recruits.  
  • Apr. 2017: IRB application for the proposed pilot study has been submitted to University of Memphis.
  • Mar. 2017: Temperature and heart-rate WRAP sensors on paper prototyped and being evaluated. 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 are 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 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 focus on long-term and short-term goals.
  • Aug. 2016: The proposal has been funded by NSF CISE.