Faculty Advisor

Makarov, Sergey N.

Abstract

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are common conditions in adults over fifty, however x-ray based screening is not always feasible. This project is a part of a larger investigation attempting to use RFID technology to detect osteoporosis. The contribution of this project to the investigation consisted of developing a proof of concept for an RFID based osteoporosis screening device. The proof of concept was used to perform measurements on cadaveric arms. Data was collected to see if a correlation could be found between RF propagation and whether the bones were osteoporotic or not. The measurements were taken successfully and the data was used to establish a correlation in the greater investigation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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