Health sensing using wireless signals


Fadel Adib

Fadel Adib


Today’s health sensors (which monitor breathing, heartbeats, steps, etc.) require their users to wear them on their bodies. In contrast, our technologies can monitor human health without requiring the user to wear any device on his/her body. To do so, we capture and analyze wireless signals reflected off the human body; we then use these reflected signals to extract breathing and heartbeats without any physical contact with the human body. We are currently exploring techniques to remotely sense additional health metrics like blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and glucose levels. Monitoring these health metrics can render ICU (intensive care unit) vital sign monitors completely noninvasive and enable continuous monitoring of diabetes patients.