From security and safety to monitoring and medicine, sensors are devices that measure change. A sensor can function as a diagnostic instrument such as detecting a virus with a device that uses blood or sweat or a mechanism like an Apple watch that detects your heart rate. Here at CEAS, innovations have included virus testing, sweat sensing, and blood testing to detect even the most novel diseases like COVID-19. 

For medications, we can use sweat to get an exact measurement of concentrations in the blood. That’s important because once we can measure concentrations of therapeutics in blood, we can look at drug dosing.

Jason Heikenfeld Professor, Electrical engineering

Active Research Faculty

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Rui Dai

Assoc Professor


Research Interests: Wireless sensor networks

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Zachariah Elijiah Fuchs

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Controls and sensing

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Victor Hunt

Research Associate Professor


Research Interests: Systems and controls

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Sang Young Son

Associate Professor


Research Interests: Wearable sensors

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