Data Progammer for Wireless Sensors

Faculty Name:
Molly Leecaster

Department:
Internal Medicine

Faculty College:
Medicine

Email:
Molly.Leecaster@utah.edu


Project Description:

The goal is to characterize healthcare provider (HCP) interactions and behaviors that influence disease transmission. We will use two methods to characterize contact networks of healthcare providers (HCP) and Veterans. One method will be to use using wireless sensors worn by HCPs and placed in patient rooms. These sensors are wireless ranging-enabled nodes, or WRENs. We will also use the WRENs to assess hand hygiene (HH). We will compare WREN HH data to observation. We will link wireless sensor HH data to survey data.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Write an Honors Thesis; This is a paid research position


Student Role:

Understand, explain, and modify computer programs that are used to program the wireless sensors and communicate with them. Sensors run on TinyOS with programs written in nesC


Student Benefits:

improve programming skills, learn new computer, programming, and data analysis skills, work with real (messy) data, learn about the research process, collaborate with a team


Project Duration:

2 years: 8-10 hours/week


Minimum Requirements:

Programming in C (some type of C). Experience with TinyOS and programming in nesC and Python. Familiar working in Linux