Method for Monitoring Rapid Eye Movement in Hospital Patients

This ME450 team is tasked with developing a tool for monitoring sleep and quantifying Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stages in patients in the general ward. Current methods for sleep monitoring are either resource intensive or not sufficiently accurate. We aim to use a novel optical sensing technology to monitor movement of the eyes. This information will be used to measure the frequency, duration, and amplitude of eye movements during REM sleep. This project has the potential to advance the state of sleep monitoring that can benefit patients, researchers, and physicians alike.

Course: ME 450

Instructional Team: Prof. Kenn Oldham

Project Member(s): Dina Zreik, Susan Dowling, Saima Jamal, Mustafa Khan, Wayne Zhu

Project Sponsor: n/a