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Faculty Profile

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Name: Ki Chon
Title: Professor & Department Head, BME
Department: Biomedical Engineering
E-Mail: kchon@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website:
Program/Department Website: http://www.bme.uconn.edu/faculty-staff/core-faculty/chon-ki
Office Telephone: (860) 486-4767

Keywords | Categories: biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, biomedical instrumentation, biosignal processing, identification and modeling of physiological systems, mobile health diagnostics, wearable sensors and devices

Professional Summary

Dr. Chon’s research has been focused on biosignal processing, biomedical instrumentation, wearable sensors and devices including use of smart phones for vital signs and monitoring cardiac arrhythmias, development of hydrophobic vital sign sensors, and identification and modeling of physiological systems. His main research falls into the following areas: (1) Fabrication of novel hydrophobic, reusable electrocardiogram electrodes for underwater vital sign monitoring; (2) Application of our novel ECG electrodes for continuous monitoring and detection of malignant heart arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and heart failure; (3) Development of smartphone application software for vital sign monitoring and detection of atrial fibrillation ; (4) Development of novel motion and noise detection and reconstruction algorithms for wearable devices to minimize data corruption.