Student project: Body temperature sensor validation
What you will do
Body temperature is an
important indicator of well being of humans. The methods used currently can
relatively easy and quickly measure the temperature. However, these techniques are
not suitable for continuous temperature monitoring. Continuous temperature
monitoring could have many applications, e.g. hypothermia (1).
Imec the Netherlands is developing wearable devices for ambulatory monitoring of vital signs, such as heart rate, respiration, blood saturation. Adding continuous body temperature monitoring could be of great added value to the already existing platform.
The goal of this project is to develop, together with the team a body temperature sensor that can be integrated in the health platform.
- Literature study of the possibilities to measure/record continuous body temperature.
- Conduct experiments to verify temperature sensors (both lab experiments and human trials).
- Reporting and presenting.
What we do for you
You will be working in a multidisciplinary team, consisting of electrical, hardware, software and biomedical engineers. To implement a temperature sensor into an already existing platform, different challenges will arise.
- What’s the optimal temperature sensor type and how to assess?
- What’s the foreseen effort for the engineering team to implement the sensor?
- How can such sensor be validated?
When working on this project you will have the opportunity to experience the way of working at imec and to contribute to the health patch platform. You can develop your communication skills with different disciplines. You will gain knowledge of the process of implementing a new sensor into an already existing platform.
Who you are
- You are a MSc student in (Bio)medical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technical Medicine.
- You are available for a period of 4 – 9 months.
- Affinity with technique in (clinical) research setting.
- Excellent communication and people skills.
- Basic knowledge of Python and/or R and/or MATLAB.
- Entitled to do an internship in the Netherlands.
- Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field.
- Good written and verbal English skills.
For internship opportunities at imec in Holst Centre, please visit the holst centre website: https://www.holstcentre.com/careers/thesis-opportunities/
Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.
Please be advised that non-EU/EEA country
students that are studying outside of the Netherlands, need to have a
work-permit to be able to do an internship in the Netherlands.
(I) Saurabh K., Rao H., Amrutur B. and Sundarrajan A.. Continuous Core Body Temperature Estimation via SURFACE Temperature Measurements using Wearable Sensors - Is it Feasible?. DOI: 10.5220/0004889901810186.