Lyne Tchapmi Petse
MIT EECS - Analog Devices Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Low Energy Radio for Vital Signs Transmission from the Ear to a Smart-phone
Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States, accounting for about 25% of deaths in recent years, and costing billions of dollars to the country, in health services, medications, and lost productivity .To reduce the incidence of heart disease on the population, we are developing an ear-worn health monitor that acquires ECG, PPG and BCG measurements from a persons ear and sends it to a Smart-phone for display and analysis. My task is to modify the current prototype of the device to use a Bluetooth Low Energy radio for low-power and compatibility. I will also develop the Smart-phone application used to communicate and process data coming from the sensor.
I have previously worked with Prof. Sodini on evaluating some Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE) transceivers available on the market as well as developing and testing a prototype board for the BLE transceiver of our choice. As an intern at IDEXX Laboratories, I worked on evaluating newly designed circuits and updating firmware blocks to control the stepper motors of a new generation of blood chemical analyzers.