Non-Invasive Physiologic Measurements
This research aims to address patient adherence challenges of in-home monitoring through innovative integration of physiologic monitors into non-traditional platforms. Our objective is to detect changing health and deterioration to enable early interventions to improve quality of life and reduce hospitalizations. A toilet seat–based cardiovascular monitoring system integrating the electrocardiogram (ECG), ballistocardiogram (BCG), and photoplethysmogram (PPG) enables extraction of key cardiac parameters including heart rate, blood pressure, weight, cardiac output, blood oxygenation, HR variability, QRS duration, QTc interval, arrhythmias, and aortic stiffness. This system is being evaluated in clinical studies to reduce hospitalization rates for heart failure subjects, and to detect early cardio-toxicity from thoracic radiation therapy.