ACOUSTIC PERCUSSION DEVICE FOR ABDOMINAL SCANNING:
Liver enlargement and inflammation, also called hepatomegaly, is a significant indicator of the presence of a disease process. For years, clinicians have been using acoustic percussion to assess hepatic size. However, percussion can be seen as subjective and misleading or inaccurate.
There is an opportunity to develop an assistive, portable device that allows telemetry. With this, the doctor can remotely diagnose a patient from their homes, while also ensuring a more reliable and less subjective diagnosis.
In populations with a high percentage of elderly patients requiring frequent checks-up, remote assessment is key.
The project aims to mimic percussion from a trained doctor through hardware and analyse the recorded acoustic signal.
Pilar Zhang Qiu | Oliver Thompson | Jacob Tan | Ben Cobley
Estimated End Date: August 2020