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Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Wideband Antennas for Microwave-Based Heart Failure Detection

Sasan Ahdi RezaeiehThu, 21/11/2013 - 10:00
Dr Amin Abbosh

According to the heart foundation Australia, heart failure is the leading cause of death in Australia: It kills one Australian every 12 minutes. Pulmonary edema is one of the most apparent symptoms of heart failure, at which water is accumulated in the lungs. Therefore, constant monitoring of lungs is one of the most efficient ways of early heart failure detection. Currently, there are a number of   diagnosis tools for heart failure, such as CT scan and MRI. However, those tools are too costly and cannot be used as continuous monitoring systems. Therefore, designing a portable, safe and low-cost monitoring tool is crucial to save lives of patients especially those with low income and low accessibility to the urban medical facilities. This project investigates the possibility of building a microwave system that meets the requirements for an early detection of heart failure outside the hospital environment.


Sasan AHDI REZAEIEH received his B.S. degree from Islamic Azad University, Urmia branch, Iran in 2008 and M.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2012 both in telecommunications engineering.  After getting an IPRS scholarship in 2012, he joined the microwave research group at the University of Queensland, Australia where he is currently doing research towards his PhD degree. His current research involves designing wideband antennas for microwave based heart failure detection system. 

Seminar Type: 

PhD Confirmation Seminar