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IF24-H25 Wearable sensors: signal processing of physiological parameters using MATLAB (engl.)

The wearable technology market exponentially increases day by day and has potential applications in the medical field. Fitness devices attached in the wrist give you information about your pulse, oxygen saturation and blood pressure. But how is this information extracted? How is the data of those wearables processed to obtain those values? How is the operator error reduced?
In this workshop you will learn how wearable sensors non-invasively measure your vital parameters. You will acquire with sensors row signals at your wrist, finger and throat. Afterwards you will implement signal processing techniques in Matlab to reduce noise and to reliably quantify your own pulse, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. With this workshop you will learn the principles of the wearables used to look into critical parameters of your artery, how to apply efficient algorithms to obtain reliable results, and how to perform accurate continuous measurements to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Credit Point: Yes, possible (with grade)

Requirements: Of course motivation and curiosity, and aim to learn new technical and programming applications! Knowledge of basic programming is of advantage (if you already have already worked with Arduino and Matlab it is even better). You also need to know in advance basic principles about signal processing, such as what is a filter, how does it work and what is the fourier transform, and what it is used for. Reading about ultrasound and Photophlethysmography before attending the course is also helpful. Bring your own laptop.

Ana Belén Amado Rey

Dr.-Ing. Ana Belen Amado Rey

I am a postdoc (University of Freiburg) and currently working on my habilitation as part of the Margarethe-von-Wrangell-Programm. My research focuses on the development of innovative techniques for continuous monitoring of vital signs to assess and prevent arterial disease, which contributes to 32% of all deaths worldwide. To this end, I am developing an ultrasound device that is very convenient for the end user and will provide accurate vital signs data. The accuracy of the measurements of arterial parameters strongly depends on the signal and image processing applied to the ultrasound images. Therefore, not only the device itself is important for accuracy, but also the way in which the signals are acquired. I teach electrical engineering and biomedical instrumentation to bachelor and master students.
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Ticket-Typ Preis Plätze
für Studentinnen und Nichterwerbstätige
50,00 €
Preis für Berufstätige
300,00 €
Berufstätige ermäßigt
Ermäßigung von 50% für TZ-Beschäftigte (bis 50% Umfang)
150,00 €

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1. August 2024 – 3. August 2024
Technische Fakultät – Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 101, Freiburg, 79110

Genaue Kurszeiten

Do 01.08. nachm.
14:00 – 15:30 Uhr
16:00 – 17:30 Uhr

Fr 02.08.
8:30 – 10:00 Uhr
10:30 – 12:00 Uhr
14:00 – 15:30 Uhr

Sa 03.08.
8:30 – 10:00 Uhr
10:30 – 12:00 Uhr
13:30 – 15:00 Uhr