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Project Title:
Leveraging the Microphone on a Mobile Phone to Measure Lung Function
Supervisor:ZHANG Qian
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).
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 

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