How to Apply
Interested in participating in this research project? Contact the professor or graduate student listed below.
Dr. Ajay Mahajan (Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering) | firstname.lastname@example.org
It is estimated that up to 15% of children may have some form of sleep disordered breathing, however 90% of them go undiagnosed. Additonally, studies have suggested that as many as 25% of children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may actually have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and that much of their learning difficulty and behavior problems can be the consequence of chronic fragmented sleep. Bed-wetting, sleep-walking, retarded growth, other hormonal and metabolic problems, even failure to thrive can be related to sleep apnea. Several recent studies show a strong association between pediatric sleep disorders and childhood obesity. This project involves current work with Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH), and entails finding new and cost-effective ways of diagnosing pediatric sleep apnea using new tools such as low-cost Arduino micro-processors, new low-cost sensors, wireless technology, advanced signal procssing algorithms such Wavelets, etc. Selected students will work within a research group and may be onboarded at ACH so that they can help in clinical tests at the hospital.
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Biomedical, Non-Credit, Funded, Non-Funded, STEM