Digital: The new frontier in healthcare
Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for improving healthcare could be extraordinary. Congratulations to Hasnain Mir Mohammed, an MEng student at UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering, working on this new frontier in healthcare. Hasnain won the Best Oral Presentation award for his 3rd year's project in UCL's exciting new Festival for Digital Health (FDH) competition which took place from 23-25 June. Undergraduates from all departments across UCL were competing from which Hasnain was selected.
For his project, Hasnain created an algorithm that applies advanced digital signal processing techniques to ECGs, in order to detect the presence of ARVC, a fatal heart disease in its early stages. He achieved a detection rate of a staggering 99.61%!
Commenting on his success, Hasnain said:
"I am extremely grateful to Dr Seb Savory, my supervisor for the project, for his continuous guidance, patience and his unselfish attitude in supervising me, without whom the aims of the project would never have been achieved."
The UCL Festival for Digital Health was launched to help connect UCL's world-class research in computer science, electronic and electrical engineering, medicine and health service delivery. Together these disciplines can have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.