FURI | Fall 2020

Development of the SmartPad System for Energy Expenditure Detection

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Energy Expenditure (EE) is the energy organisms utilize to carry out their cognitive and physical actions. A mismatch between EE, energy storage, or energy intake can lead to a variety of diseases, and the purpose of this research is to develop a noninvasive medical device, the SmartPad, to monitor an individual’s EE under free-living conditions. The SmartPad has an accuracy of 90% when used to take measurements in a 20 minute time interval. If FDA approved, it will be the first portable and contact free medical device that can measure EE, which would revolutionize clinical methods for weight loss. 

Student researcher

Shaun Victor

Shaun Victor

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2023