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We are happy to share that our in-person internship program has restarted!
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Fully 3D Printed Flexible ECG Patch with Dry Electrodes
The project aims to design and develop a fully 3D Printed Flexible ECG Patch with Dry Electrodes. The student will work on the design and 3D printing of different conductive materials such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, and testing them as ECG dry electrodes. The student will be characterizing the reliability of the electrodes using a semiconductor device analyzer ad probe station, in addition to the endurance of the electrodes after performing several bending, twisting and stretching cycles.
Program -Electrical Engineering
Division - Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor El-Atab’s research focuses on the design and development of smart memory devices for in-memory sensing and in-memory computing applications. She is also interested in the design and development of advanced 3D/4D printed electronic devices for futuristic applications ranging from healthcare to agricultural and robotic applications, among others.
Desired Project Deliverables
1- Design and 3D printing of ECG electrodes and substrate based on different materials combinations
2- Electrical (skin impedance) and mechanical testing of the electrodes (bending, stretching, and twisting cycling tests)
3- Testing of the comfort to the wearer