Timur  Balbekov

Timur Balbekov

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - Foxconn Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Electronic Stethoscope




Steven Leeb


The electronic stethoscope project aims to create scalable sensing devices that can be rapidly integrated into existing facilities. Presently it is both economically and logistically unfeasible to retrofit existing infrastructure with large amounts of sensors: the wiring and control overhead scales astronomically with an increasing number of sensing nodes. The solution lies in sensors that can be self-powered from the electromagnetic fields radiated from a majority of cable runs. This research has the potential to revolutionize the way we interface with our environment: if we can create an ecosystem of ubiquitous sensors, then we are able to design systems that can organically monitor the health of facilities and of the humans that interact with them. This capability enables self-aware structures that can monitor their environmental footprint and improve safety and reliability for their inhabitants.


I have worked as a hardware engineer intern at Microsoft, developing image processing accelerators for a novel SoC. Ive designed and supported an embedded wireless control system for the CityCar group at the Media Lab.

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