MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Dorothy W. Curtis
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Analyzing Medical Data Several sensors had been deployed earlier on wheelchair of people with multiple sclerosis and these sensors have picked up more than 260 hours of data about the patients and the ambient environment. My project is to work on analyzing the data to find statistics about the patients and trends in their vital signs data (for example find the frequency patients go outside). Specific responsibilities I have for the project includes developing algorithms to detect when a specific event occurs analyzing the data to find when and at what frequency the event occurs and giving general summary statistics about the patients.
I am going to be a junior majoring in computer science and mathematics. The superUROP project is going to be about data analysis and I hope to learn more about different methods to analyze data and become comfortable doing it. This project is exciting not only because it is a great exercise to learn but also because it is for a good cause (helping to understand multiple sclerosis and its patients).