Dr Mahdi Hussain

Project Supervisor: Dr Hussain Mahdi Project No: AEM1
Project Title:  Low-cost Portable Respiratory Monitor
Course Suitability:   BE CE/EE/RE      

Project Description:

This project will involve designing and developing a portable respiratory monitoring system that can be used anywhere, and in low-resource environments in particular, to give an alert when a patient stops breathing. The system should be capable of measuring and, with the help of a PC/laptop/tablet, displaying a patient's breathing rate by detecting, for example, temperature changes when the patient breathes through a mask similar to those used asthma patients. In this case, temperature sensing has to be achieved with a light, low-cost and yet sufficiently sensitive and responsive device. The monitoring system should also have an alarm module, which goes off promptly when the patient stops breathing, and a means for monitoring the voltage level of the powering battery.                  

Skills and Resources Requirements: the project will involve a good deal of engineering work, analogue/digital hardware design and development, as well as firmware/software as required for programming a microcontroller unit, the interface with the PC and the real-time data visualisation features of the system. A student undertaking this project will, therefore, need to have good working knowledge of an appropriate microcontroller, corresponding IDE, interfacing techniques and visualisation tools.

Amount of Work Involved & Degree of Difficulty: and intiating the emergency call. d app torllere fication le system togetherAn interesting and challenging project with Medium to High level of difficulty depending on the features of the developed system.

 

If you are interested in taking this project, then it would be useful for you to talk to me for further information.

 

Project Supervisor: Dr Hussain Mahdi Project No: AEM2
Project Title:  Ultrasonic range-finder hat with haptic and speech-based feedback for visually -impaired people.
Course Suitability:   BE CE/EE/RE BSc Electronics

Project Description:

This project involves designing and building a wearable hat that acts as an ultrasonic range-finder that uses haptic and speech outputs to provide altering feedback to its wearer about obstacles in his/her path. The system will be designed as a mobility aid to individuals with sight/visual impairment, helping them to detect walls and other obstructions and reducing their dependency on canes.

The system to be built will primarily use an ultrasonic transmitter/receiver circuit, which is capable of emitting short pulses of ultrasonic-frequency sound at an appropriate level. When these pulses are echoed off the closest object in the line of sight of the hat, the receiver will pick them up. By calculating the time delay between sending the initial pulse and receiving the echo, the system will give a sense of how far away the obstacle is from the ultrasonic sensor. This sense can then be conveyed to the person by either vibrating the hat at a level proportional to that distance, and/or providing sufficiently informative spoken messages, allowing the wearer to respond accordingly.

Skills and Resources Requirements: Work in this project will involve a good deal of system engineering, hardware/electronic and software design and development as required for: the ultrasonic transmitter/receiver circuit, the use of an appropriate microcontroller with an appropriate algorithm and firmware for the detection of the echo, computation of distances, generation of appropriate pulse width modulation (PWM) signals for the haptic feedback, and/or generation of the spoken messages.

Amount of Work Involved & Degree of Difficulty: and intiating the emergency call. d app torllere fication le system togetherAn interesting and challenging project with Medium to High level of difficulty depending on the features of the developed system.

If you are interested in taking this project, then it would be useful for you to talk to me for further information.

 

Project Supervisor: Dr Hussain Mahdi Project No: AEM3
Project Title:   Social Media App for Android
Course Suitability: BE CE/EE/RE   BSc MCS

Project Description:

In the modern world, social media is all pervasive. Being able to be in contact with your friends, colleagues and family is made ever easier with the help of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, G+ et al. The problem however is that these social media sites are stand alone entities and some are preferred over others for different groups of your acquaintances. This project involves coming up with an Android based app that will allow you to monitor and feedback to all your social media accounts from one location. The system should allow the user to add accounts from various social media sites to it so that updates from all can be viewed easily in real time.

Additional functionality should allow the user the opportunity to send a general comment to all of his/her social media accounts with a single command or direct the feedback to one of their accounts if they prefer.

Skills and Resources Requirements: the project will involve a good deal of software engineering work and design and development. Competency in Java will be required as well as the ability to learn to work with a new Java Framework; in the case the Android OS framework.

Amount of Work Involved & Degree of Difficulty: Medium to High depending on the features of the developed system.

If you are interested in taking this project, then it would be useful for you to talk to me for further information.