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Professor Ghiasi's research on Non-invasive fetal oxygen monitor

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of California Davis, measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor. Based on the same principle as the finger oximeter, it measures different wavelengths of light to calculate the oxygen saturation in your blood.

Experimental tests in pregnant sheep, published in IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, show that the new device could accurately measure oxygen levels in the fetus.

Principal investigators: Soheil Ghiasi, Andre Knoesen (UC Davis) Neil Ray (UC Davis Medical Center)

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Featured Project on the Tech For Social Good Project

Hyperloop Pod 

The Hyperloop Pod Design Team at UC Davis is a student team dedicated to realizing the Hyperloop–a new mode of transportation based on pods moving at transonic speeds in a global network of vacuum tubes. Working towards this goal, we are competing in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition with the purpose of building a half-scale, functional pod to race in SpaceX’s vacuum tube.

Team: Eric Harrison, Undergrad, Computer Science; Megan West, Undergrad, English & Sociology; Nathandis Wyley, Undergrad, Electrical Engineering; Susanna Zheng, Undergrad, Psychology

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