Vishwa Goudar

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Wearable sensing systems are paving the way for significant advances in diagnosis, preventative healthcare and tele-healthcare, by facilitating a variety of wireless health applications for medical signal and diagnostic monitoring and assessment. However, the considerable spatial and temporal sampling for multiple sensed modalities that enable these(More)
— We present a new method for spatiotemporal assignment and scheduling of energy harvesters on a medical shoe tasked with measuring gait diagnostics. While prior work exists on the application of dielectric elastomers (DEs) for energy scavenging on shoes, current literature does not address the issues of placement and timing of these harvesters, nor does it(More)
Determining the order of sensory events separated by a few hundred milliseconds is critical to many forms of sensory processing, including vocalization and speech discrimination. Although many experimental studies have recorded from auditory order-sensitive and order-selective neurons, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate(More)
— Parasitic energy scavenging from human-generated vibrations with piezoelectric materials has long been studied in contrast to electromagnetic or conventional electrostatic transducers. Dielectric Elastomers (DEs) are now gaining notice as low-cost electrostatic transducers with high energy densities. However, their transduction mechanism is more(More)
—Recent advances in the scope of wearable devices and networks make body area sensor networks (BASNs) an extremely attractive tool to the fields of mobile and tele-health, owing to the range of medical applications they can serve and the diagnostic richness of patient data they can offer. However, for BASNs to achieve true ubiquity, they must be scalable in(More)
As sensor equipped wearable systems enter the mainstream, system longevity and power-efficiency issues hamper large scale and long-term deployment, despite substantial foreseeable benefits. As power and energy efficient design, sampling, processing and communication techniques emerge to counter these issues, researchers are beginning to look on wearable(More)
—We propose a novel harvesting technology to inconspicuously transduce mechanical energy from human foot-strikes and explore its configuration and control towards optimized energy output. Dielectric Elastomers (DEs) are high-energy density, soft, rubber-like material that electrostatically transduce mechanical energy. These properties enables increased(More)
As remote health monitoring BASN technology matures and begins to proliferate, several issues related to the secure sharing of the resulting medical electronic data have come to the fore. This includes the need to provide the data owner (BASN user / patient) and the data consumers (healthcare providers, insurance companies, medical research facilities)(More)