Mobile Heart Doppler


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.  Although the electrocardiogram (ECG) is widely used for monitoring the heart and diagnosing certain types of heart disease, the ECG cannot measure mechanical cardiac function.  We are developing a mobile doppler device that can record and analyze the mechanical motion of the heart and detect abnormalities.  Our device is being tested in Nagpur, India.

Students: Niccolo Pignatelli, John Mofor

Collaborator: Partho Sengupta (Director, Ultrasound Cardiac Research, Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY)

Sponsor: MIT TATA Program