Emre Ertin receives Accelerator Award for research on heart failure

Emre Ertin

Dr. Emre Ertin, an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering recently received an Accelerator Award for his work with developing a noninvasive sensor to detect and alert of potential heart failure symptoms. 

The Accelerator Awards program provides grants of up to $150,000 to help develop technologies to the point that they are either ready to be licensed by an Ohio-based startup company or are determined to be unfeasible for commercialization. The program is funded by the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Startup Fund (TVSF) and Ohio State, and administered through the university’s Corporate Engagement Office. Since the 2015 start of the program, $3 million has been provided to Ohio State researchers to develop their innovations. 

Dr. Ertin’s project titled, HFGuard: Noninvasive Sensing of Thoracic Fluid Levels for the Management of Congestive Heart Failure Patients, is centered around developing a noninvasive sensor that can provide real time assessment of fluid levels, allowing early detection of worsening symptoms and trigger adjustments to medical therapy, preventing costly readmissions and avoiding life threatening complications. 

The Accelerator Awards funding Ertin has received will enable refinement of the sensor design and user interface, as well as validate the accuracy of HFGuard in a clinical cohort of patients diagnosed with acute decompensated heart failure.To read the full article, click here.

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