College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Eltahry I. Elghandour
In 2016, Dr. Ahmad Nooristani identified a need for a personal EKG that is cheaper and simpler than hospital grade systems, but more accurate than personal devices currently on the market. Two previous teams did significant background research, prototyping, focusing on ease of use, portability, and physical specifications. However, neither team was able to produce a device with electrodes that could successfully collect an EKG signal and transmit it to a phone or tablet, one of the main requirements from the Dr. Nooristani. This team focused on designing a six lead, five electrode EKG device to transmit EKG data from a user device to an iOS application. The device needed to be lightweight, inexpensive, and easy for a mobilityimpaired individual to use. Additionally, a focus was placed on creating a device that would be relatively intuitive to use. This project resulted in a wireless EKG device that was able to successfully transmit data to an iPhone application in real time, and then email a .csv file of the data to a physician. Challenges in manufacturing the PCB led to the prototype only being able to handle a single lead. However, this project resulted in a prototype that can be further expanded upon moving forward. Many of the critical requirements were met, such as using dry electrodes, making the prototype at a reasonable cost, and making a user-friendly product.
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