Leveraging the Microphone on a Mobile Phone to Measure Lung Function
Project Description

Spirometry is the most widely employed objective measure of lung function and is central to the diagnosis and management of chronic lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis. During a spirometry test, a patient forcefully exhales through a flow-monitoring device (a tube or mouthpiece), which measures instantaneous flow and cumulative exhaled volume. Spirometry is generally performed in medical offices and clinics using conventional spirometers, but home spirometry with portable devices is gaining acceptance. However, challenges
currently faced by home spirometry are cost, patient compliance and usability, and an integrated method for uploading results to physicians. In this project, student will design an APP on smartphone to measures lung function using the phone’s built-in microphone (i.e., a complete software-enabled solution).

Supervisor
ZHANG Qian
Quota
5
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

Mobile system design and algorithm implement on mobile APP.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Mobile system design and algorithm implement on mobile APP.

Complexity of the project
Challenging