HRP SU17-7: Research Opportunity with Dr. Insoo Kim

Project Mentor

Dr. Insoo Kim

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description In this project the student will participate in development of a wearable sensor for blood pressure monitoring. The nature of this project will require the student to learn several engineering expertise such as biomedical instrumentation, 3D printing work for human phantom development, digital signal processing. The student will be asked to do a human phantom development using a 3D printer, electronic circuit board building, and lab experiments with the sensor.
Project Direction The student would be able to continue with experiments and data analysis obtained from the wearable blood pressure sensors. Also, throughout the academic year, the student will have opportunity to participate in other wearable sensor development for monitoring sleep, heart disease, hand motions for rehabilitation, being conducted in Dr. Kim’s research group. The student will also have opportunity to participate in managing on-going human subject studies for validating wearable biosensors. Working with people in industry partners will be anticipated.
Mentorship and Supervision Student will be invited to weekly research group meeting and share the progress of the project with others (graduate students, post-doctoral associate, research scientists, and faculty).
Student will have one-on-one meeting with Dr. Kim on a weekly basis. Dr. Kim will discuss the student’s progress and plan for the following weeks and give any feedback to the student.
A post-doctoral associate in Dr. Kim’s research group will also closely work with the student for the project.
Student Qualifications Familiar with electronics building and testing equipment – oscilloscope, soldering, 3D printing, etc. Basic knowledge about electronic circuits and human physiology. Passion to learn new technologies by experiments. Good communication skill.
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: 9-10 full-time weeks to be scheduled between May 15 and July 8, 2017
Schedule: To be determined in consultation with selected student
Project Continuation Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Academic Year Time Commitment 6 hours/week
Possible Thesis Project Yes


Submit an online application for this research opportunity using the form below. The application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017.

This application requires a resume or CV and a brief statement of research interests.