Real-time electrical imaging of the human body
We are interested in developing algorithms and devices to image the electrical properties in the human body and monitor blood flow.
Safety evaluation of implantable devices in the human body during bioimpedance measurements
Our most recent work has focused on simulating electrical fields inside the body using an ultra-realistic computable human model obtained from MR images and consisting of more than 300 tissues. We then use these results to optimize the current levels during bioimpedance measurements to ensure they are below maximum threshold voltages allowed by the ISO norm.
Non-invasive continuous stress monitoring and analytics
We are constantly under stress. At the work place, stressful exposure to demanding workload over a long period of time can lead to harmful work-related injuries. With the goal of monitoring stressful work occupation areas in a closed-loop system, our most recent work furthers the development of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device and medically accurate algorithms that enable continuous physiological and psychological state monitoring for robust preventive decision-making.
Ultrasound imaging to assess neuromuscular disorders
Tissue stiffness can be an early indication of disease as in the cases of breast and prostate cancer. Here, we seek to establish the value of ultrasound as a biomarker of nerve and muscle health in patients with neuromuscular disorders, a broad range of conditions marked by major compositional and structural changes affecting the muscle.
Electrical evaluation of the tongue
The tongue is a critical muscle to assist the digestive process, evaluate food quality through taste, assist in mastication, and finally in deglutition. In humans, the tongue takes on an additional special function: serving as a powerful tool for communication. Given the essential roles the tongue serves, it is not surprising that disorders that impact the tongue have devastating consequences. However, current tools for tracking tongue impairment and response to therapy have important limitations. The UTA depressor is a non-invasive tool for diagnostic purposes and treatment monitoring on both pediatric and adult population.