Health Care

Applications of CPS technologies used in health care.

Visible to the public Cyber-Physical System Challenges in Man-Machine Interfaces

The objective of this research is to address challenges posed by the man-machine interface. Couched in the specifics of neuroprosthetic hands, this research seeks to develop transformative methods of human-machine communication and control to enhance the capabilities of currently-limited physical resources. In the grand vision of cyber-physical systems, these advancements translate into (i) communication of tactile sensation from a remote end-effector to a human user, (ii) division of control based on the spatial and temporal capabilities of the syst

Visible to the public Control Subject to Human Behavioral Disturbances: Anticipating Behavioral Influences in the Control of Diabetes

This project addresses the design of control systems where the principle disturbances are the result of routine human behavior, i.e.


Visible to the public CPS: Medium: Active Heterogeneous Sensing for Fall Detection and Fall Risk Assessment

Americans are living longer and more fulfilling lives. They desire to live as independently as possible, but independent lifestyles come with risks, such as debilitating falls that limit mobility. To address these issues, researchers are developing "smart home" technologies to enhance residents' safety and monitor health conditions using sensors and other devices. In particular, the continuous assessment of physical function is a key indicator of initial decline in health and functional ability.


Visible to the public CitiSense - Adaptive Services for Community-Driven Behavioral and Environmental Monitoring to Induce Change

With the proliferation of personal mobile computing via mobile phones and the advent of cheap, small sensors, we propose that a new kind of “citizen infrastructure”, CitiSense, can be made pervasive at low cost and high value.

Visible to the public Mathematical, Computational, and Perceptual Foundations for Interactive Cyber-Physical Systems: Year One

The objective of this research is to create interfaces that enable people with impaired sensory-motor function to control interactive cyber-physical systems such as artificial limbs, wheelchairs, automobiles, and aircraft. The approach is based on the premise that performance can be significantly enhanced merely by warping the perceptual feedback provided to the human user. A systematic way to design this feedback will be developed by addressing a number of underlying mathematical and computational challenges.