Undergraduate Research

Andrew Hajj, Electrical Engineering




“This summer I was given the great opportunity to work with Dr. Yan Luo as an intern.”

“This summer I was given the great opportunity to work with Dr. Yan Luo as an intern. I was not sure what to expect, but after a week of learning Linux and playing with Android phone systems, I was assigned multiple responsibilities in various projects. A project that we are working on in the lab will later go towards creating a bracelet that will serve to monitor heart rate; when a phone is swiped over it, heart rate data will be transferred to the phone and make a chart that can be easily emailed to a doctor. One of my jobs in the project is to design an Android application that will make the phone communicate to a tag in the bracelet. The big personal motivating factor in the project is that my mom has had some heart issues and had to wear an EKG machine around for a few weeks. It was very loud and bothered her, making her find it very inconvenient and annoying. My hope is that when the project is complete, people can wear the bracelet rather than those machines.”