This project will develop a novel hybrid MEMS-magnetoresistive sensor to facilitate highly sensitive medical imaging of the human heart. The sensor will measure and display two-dimensional real-time images of the magnetic fields generated by the heart’s activity, providing critical information about cardiac health. By using very small sensors (~1 mm2) and improved room-temperature low-frequency resolution MR sensors, the researchers will create a small, very sensitive, non-invasive magnetic device that will both consume little power and be portable. In the future, patients may be able to use it in medical institutions or directly at home.
Surgical robotics and health informatics are two key technologies that form the basis of a collaboration between the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (FAH-SYSU) and CITRIS.
Research partners from MITRE, CITRIS Health, UC Davis and UC Merced worked with health care teams to identify digital health barriers and co-create new ways to address them.
Working in partnership with senior living providers, Lighthouse researchers conducted focus groups with residents and staff to identify barriers to technology use.