Faculty Advisor

Makarov, Sergey N.


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering