Novel Approaches for Heart Failure Screening Based on Ballistocardiograph Signals

Identifying early onset of cardiac diseases is not easy and can be very expensive. For this reason, the first symptom of cardiac problems is often catastrophic for patients. The ultimate goal of this project is to produce a low-cost screening device that effectively identifies the presence of the disease early, allowing patients to take corrective action in terms of lifestyle, diet and stress management in order to eliminate the need for surgical intervention and/or drug therapy. The intern will adopt a new focus on Ballistocardiograph signals in order to detect signs of heart disease early on.

Kouhya Tavakolian
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Bozena Kaminska
British Columbia