Project

An accurate and easy method for measuring the local stiffness of superficial arteries: validation and on-site feasibility testing

Duration
01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomechanics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Marine engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Medical biotechnology
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
Keywords
biomechanics arterial mechanics hemodynamics ultrasound
 
Project description

The aim of the PhD research is to further develop and validate a method that allows to accurately measure arterial stiffness from fast and easy non-invasive ultrasound measurements on the neck arteries and to design and prototype a system to demonstrate the feasibility of on-site measurements in Havana, Cuba.