MASc Seminar: Radar-based Human Pulse Sensing

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Candidate: Michael Riad

Date: May 1, 2024

Time: 2:30pm

Location: hybrid - EIT 3145 and on MS Teams

Supervisors: Raafat Mansour and George Shaker


This thesis presents a novel approach where a superstrate is used to re-purpose a commercial off-the-shelf mm-wave 60 GHz radar by Infineon (BGT60TR13C) for near-field human pulse sensing. The superstrate is realized through low-cost PCB technology. The superstrate was designed using full-wave EM simulations, along with a numerical-based model to predict the output of the radar in the presence of the superstrate. The superstrate was fabricated, and the combined sensor was tested on human participants. The preliminary measurement results match the expected theoretical pulse waveform. Hence, proving the feasibility of the proposed approach in near-field pulse sensing applications.

All are welcome!