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Asher V

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Biomedical Engineering in Biosensors, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, and Medical Devices

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

The Real Life Theranos: Point-of-Care Diagnostics in Under 15 Minutes

Over 170 million cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since the beginning of the pandemic. A particularly difficult challenge necessary for curbing the pandemic has been the rapid diagnosis of coronavirus in patients. In this project you will learn to compare the different methods used for coronavirus and how this can be applied to the field of molecular diagnostics. You will explore the steps invovled in creating fully integrated diagnostic devices and the cutting-edge research used to detect disease in under 15 minutes!

Open-Source Ultrasounds: At Home Biomedical Imaging

Ultrasounds are used as foundational tool in hospitals and clinics for noninvasive real time imaging and medical diagnosis. Ultrasounds give us a window into the human body, and unlike other methods of imaging are fairly inexpensive, accurate, and safe. What if instead of going to the doctor one could obtain their own ultrasound images by ultrasounds built themselves? In this project you will learn the basic principles of ultrasound imaging, the electronics invovled, and signal processing required to produce ultrasound images - all from hardware that can be bought on Amazon!

Coding skills

Python, Matlab, Arduino, Java

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