A ‘Virtual’ View with a Little Bit of Math

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:32am -- yountj
Marjorie Skubic, left, Giovanna Guidoboni

Marjorie Skubic, left, Giovanna Guidoboni and a team at the University of Missouri are currently working to develop a standardized model to interpret the results of a ballistocardiogram that could provide an additional approach for early detection of various cardiovascular diseases.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Every heart beat sends blood flowing throughout the human body. While an electrocardiogram uses a contact approach to measure the electrical activity of the heart, a ballistocardiogram is a non-contact way of measuring the mechanical effect of the blood flow through the cardiovascular system.


Math Model Sees Success

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:02am -- yountj
Prof. Giovanna Guidoboni

Prof. Giovanna Guidoboni says theoretical predictions made with the mathematical models her group has been developing in the context of glaucoma have recently been confirmed by an independent population-based study including nearly 10,000 subjects.

A mathematical model developed by a new faculty member at Mizzou could become a tool for early detection of vascular abnormalities of the eye. Professor Giovanna Guidoboni, who holds a joint appointment in electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics, says her research began in 2010 while she was a professor of mathematical sciences at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). That’s when she met her collaborator, Professor Alon Harris, director of clinical research at the university’s Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute.

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