Prof. Ramesh Raskar
Students will learn to fabricate, remix, and design detection and monitoring devices for health following the core focus of the Tricorder: a portable, handheld diagnostic device which can brings health solutions to consumers at home or in remote parts of the world. Inspired by the Tricorder X-Prize (with a purse of $10 million), students will aim to create specific component technologies that integrate into a comprehensive Tricorder mechanism capable of reading vital signs and specific disease biomarker detection. Component areas will include optical, electric, biochemical, and molecular diagnostics.
Raskar, Ramesh, Jose Gomez-Marquez, and Anna Young. MAS.S63 Engineering Health: Towards the Tricorder, Fall 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-s63-engineering-health-towards-the-tricorder-fall-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA