Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-04-28 18:09:52


Biomedical Engineering

Honors Course

4800 491-001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


Athletes and medical personnel need reliable methods to monitor vital signs and detect potentially life-threatening issues before they occur. Electrocardiograph (ECG) monitors are currently the best method of detecting heart-related health issues. Current ECG monitors worn by athletes are difficult to use and lack the ability to track ECGs in real time. Through research and interviews with various clinicians, further problems have been identified that include poor electrode adhesion, and a lack of compatibility with the equipment worn by athletes. Our team proposes to develop solutions that will improve performance and comfort associated with ECG monitors for athletic applications. This includes possibly developing a system that is built into athletic protective gear. At the culmination of the project, the expected deliverable will consist of a demonstration of an ECG monitoring system worn by an athlete that can generate usable heart-related health information.

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

First Reader

Dr. Audrey Nguyen

Second Reader

Dr. Adel Alhawani

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

cardio1 final report signature sheet.pdf (219 kB)
Cardio 1 Signature Page



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