Advisor: Maysam Ghovanloo, PhD, School of Electrical Engineering
Committee: Gregory Abowd, PhD School of Interactive Computing
Pamela Bhatti, PhD School of Electrical Engineering.
Title: Wearable Sensing Modalities for A NeckBased Health Monitoring System
Advances in modern medicine have led to decline of deaths among youth populations by introducing immunizations and effective treatments for infectious diseases that had previously resulted in high mortality rates. This decline has led to an increasingly aging population which is estimated to be 20% of the population by 2030. This has led more chronic conditions in the population accounting for 75% of healthcare. One method of mitigating this medical burden is the use of personalized eHealth through the use of wearable devices. In this work a novel multimodal neck-worn device is presented for use non-invasive health monitoring. A design of platform for detection of vital signs accessible from the neck including digestive, circulatory respiratory and activity tracking is shown and preliminary results from data collection of wireless tracheal activity using multiple signal modalities is explored.