WearCOPD: Remote COPD Patient Monitoring
Computer Science
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a prevalent and disabling chronic disease which incurs a high cost to health care system. Even with optimal treatment, people with COPD have high rates of hospital admission due to exacerbations of their disease. Currently, care provided to people with COPD is predominantly reactive and episodic. A better approach is needed. This project leverages mobile and wearable technology to detect when patients are deteriorating to enable proactive early interventions that prevent hospital admissions. We have developed a system that uses sensor data to monitor the health of patients. The system consists of an Android Smartwatch, Smartphone and a remote server. We are looking for students who can help maintain and extend the system. Experience with Java is required. Experience with Android development and web development (especially Python and Flask) would be helpful. Additional information is available at http://sysweb.cs.toronto.edu/wearcopd
Expectations
Students will help develop software for our web back end or mobile client. If time permits, students will also help with data analysis.
Time commitment
8-10 hours per week
Credentials
GPA3.0. Experience with Java is required. Experience with Android development and web development (especially Python and Flask) would be helpful.
Positions available
1-2 positions available
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