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A Conformable Textile Electronics (CTE) Platform for Decoding the Signatures of Infectious Diseases


IAP and Spring


MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Canan Dagdeviren

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David Sadat: dsadat@media.mit.edu; Colin Marcus: c_marcus@media.mit.edu

Project Description

We seek to deploy merged flexible-stretchable electronics with customized fabrics for distributed on-body sensing in vivo. Applications for our technology ranges from infectious disease detection to studying subject behavior in urban climates. Combined with machine learning, this prototype will be used in identifying the symptomatic and asymptomatic signatures of infectious diseases. The role of this UROP position will be to aid in the development of a smart-phone app for collecting sensor data from our bluetooth-enabled conformable electronic textile platform. This app will be used by human subjects that participate in our human subject trials. This work can be performed remotely. This project is part of a larger effort to develop miniaturized, flexible, conformable sensors for the body. You can learn more about our lab, the Conformable Decoders research group, here: https://conformabledecoders.media.mit.edu/ and https://www.media.mit.edu/groups/conformable-decoders/overview/


Desired background (two or more): App development, Java, Swift, MySQL Database, or Bluetooth. If you don’t have the background but are highly motivated and passionate about building things in the space of medical devices, please apply. Typically, undergraduate students will work closely alongside graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers.