One of the 12 grand challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering is to advance health informatics. Beyond simply collecting medical information, however, there is a need for new technologies for "gathering medical data without a visit to the doctor, such as wearable devices".
In the BioInstrumentation Lab, we are interested in developing sensors and instrumentation to measure human mobility and other relevant physiological parameters. These sensors and instrumentation are then used to provide real-time rehabilitation and extra-clinical assessment. That is, we wish to empower people to both gather their own medical data in their homes, workplaces and communities, and to use this data in real-time to make changes to their lives.
We have many areas of research, which are briefly summarized in the image below. More details are coming soon!