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November 8, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Engineering, College of | Map
5050 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Speaker: Changzhi Li, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University
Abstract: Wireless sensors with embedded control and communication links have the potential to improve the quality of service in healthcare, infrastructure maintenance, and energy conservation. This presentation provides an overview of our research activities on smart radio frequency (RF) sensors aided with advanced technologies such as beamforming, inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR), and flexible electronics. The scope of applications extends to sleep study, fall detection, indoor localization, and civil engineering. Specifically, our recent efforts on smart house, cancer treatment, and structure monitoring will be discussed. In a smart house, the sensors ensure human well-being and energy efficiency by tracking users’ vital signs, location, gait, gestures, and activities. In cancer radiotherapy, we investigate accurate non-contact tumor tracking, which provides a method to dynamically target a tumor with a radiation beam even when the tumor moves due to the respiratory movement of a patient. In structural health monitoring, our RF sensors advance infrastructure maintenance by remotely monitoring structural vibrations and movements, as aging infrastructure remains a national concern with widespread impacts on the quality of our daily lives.


For more information about this event, please contact Pai-Yen Chen at 313-577-3920.