Wearable Energy-Harvesting Sensor for Continuous Health Monitoring

Wearable energy harvesting sensor.

Develop a textile-based wearable sensor to monitor your health

Project description

In this project, students will design and prototype a novel wearable sensor for continuous physiological monitoring (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, glucose, etc.). Besides the conventional electronic gadgets (e.g., Arduino), new materials, such as conductive fabric, will be utilized to develop a skin-comfort wearable sensor. Students interested in embedded systems are highly encouraged to apply.

Project outcome

The final outcome of this project will be the creation of a novel wearable system similar to a textile wristband. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About 3-5 months
Start time Fall (September- December) 
In-person, remote, or hybrid? In person 
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Research experience
Who is eligible All undergraduate students with prerequisite skills and courses involving hardware, embedded systems and programming

Core partners


Project mentor

Wenyao Xu


Computer Science and Engineering

330 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4748

Email: wenyaoxu@buffalo.edu

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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Computer Science and Engineering