Project End: Early 2015 Project Status: Active Project Phase: Approved Project Cost: $425,000 Scope of work: To develop electronics and biometric sensor platforms for human performance monitoring (HPM) Description: The electronics platform includes a flexible substrate, battery, processor, WiFi communications and interface electronics. The biometric sensor platform includes temperature and electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors, allowing calculation of the wearer%s heart rate. ECG signals from human subjects and from an archive of human ECG recordings (from both healthy individuals and those with clinical conditions) will be utilized to test the sensor electrodes and onboard electronics. The processed data will be used to calculate heart rate, and data transmitted to a local network will be compared to the input signals. These tests will then be repeated on 10 units produced in the manufacturing run, all of which will be used to transmit ECGs, heart rate and temperature from human subjects. A second LED-based oximeter sensor will also be evaluated for the detection of blood oxygen levels and heart rate. Before establishing final manufacturing protocols and executing the manufacturing run, the team will fabricate and performance-test the integrated platforms to determine whether the HPM solution will be fabricated from electronics and sensor platforms on separate substrates laminated together, or printed and assembled sequentially on the same substrate. Variables evaluated in making this determination will include the quality of "printed" gold electrodes and electrical conductors, substrate bond quality, platform power consumption and peak current demand. Binghamton University has primary responsibility for project coordination, systems integration, circuit design and testing, and HPM performance testing. UC Berkeley is responsible for printing and verifying the sensor platforms, while i3 Electronics handles fabricating on flexible substrates, component assembly, manufacturing protocols and the 10-unit manufacturing run for final performance testing.
Project completion date : 2015-01-31 12:00:00
Major organization : BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Address : 4400 Vestal Pkwy E, Binghamton, NY 13902, www.binghamton.edu/
Country :United States
Financier address : Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium 3081 Zanker Road San Jose, CA 95134 United States http://www.nbmc.org/ Tel: 1.408.577.1333