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Student Joins Team Researching Personal Heart Monitors

07.9.2014

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 9, 2014 – Rising High Point University sophomore Simeon Simeonides is part of a research team working to develop personal heart monitors that can help determine heart health and possibly predict heart attacks.

Simeonides was selected as an undergraduate researcher at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering this summer. He’s researching a mathematical model that simulates the way electrical signals move through organs like the heart. The goal is to use the model to determine if a heart is healthy or unstable. They are also working to design an ECG (electrocardiogram) that can be integrated into clothing and constantly monitor heart health.

“This opportunity gives me experience working with a top-flight team of engineers, physicists and mathematicians, as well as hands-on experience with cutting-edge instruments in a state-of-the-art lab,” says Simeonides.

He says his work at HPU prepared him to succeed in the project.

“Dr. Briana Fiser’s Physics Research and Writing course really taught me a lot about how research is done every step of the way,” says Simeonides. “It’s rewarding to apply what I learned in the classroom in this professional setting.”

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