RADAR Stethoscope for Non-Contact Heart Beat Detection

PI: Nuri Emanetoglu, UM Electrical and Computer Engineering
Collaborators: Herbert Aumann, UM Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Robert Bowie, M.D., Medical Director Bangor Fire EMS
This project proposes the development of a prototype for a Doppler radar non-contact stethoscope for use in situations where a medical professional must listen to a heart, but direct skin contact is dangerous or impossible. The undergraduate student selected for this project will the various parts of the stethoscope, and once 10 models are created, they will be provided to health care practitioners for testing.