Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Mohammed Ahsan Sardar joined IATSL in May 2012 as part of a 4-month summer internship. He has finished his second year in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto (St. George), and will begin his third year in September 2012.
Mohammed is currently working on embedded autonomous and passive physiological monitoring within the smart home environment in conjunction with Dr. Amaya Arcelus. The conventional methods of taking ECG and oximetry readings can be intrusive and requires active participation of the user to equip the device, and take the readings. The aim is to embed the physiological monitoring devices into everyday objects (such as door handles, floor tiles) in order to monitor a patient without their active involvement. This is ideal for monitoring the health of older patients, as this type of monitoring would require little to no effort from the user.
In addition, Mohammed will also be involved in assisting with Fall Detection system within the smart home environment.