I feel so happy today in writing this blogpost.
Rodrigo, a student who did his final year dissertation under my supervision, designed a smart shirt to detect temperature, ECG and sweat. More on his project can be seen in this file: rodrigo-brochure.
Rodrigo designed and implemented a smart wearable shirt, which monitored real time heart rate and upper thoracic temperature, as well detected sweat secretion as indication of dehydration.
He not only got a 1st in his project, but this project was chosen for 3rd prize in Made at City Competition. Rodrigo won a medal, and a cash prize!
The work he did was amazing: he applied so much of what he had learned in his course on Biomedical Engineering and the research reading he did to something practical.
Every year we supervise many students and some of them get good grades. But it is rare to get a student with such passion who really applies the knowledge earned to create something useful in such an innovative manner.
I enjoyed working with him and I hope his story can encourage other students in doing work they find exciting and enjoyable.
Certainly as his supervisor I enjoyed it!