Edmund Kay

3rd year student with The Department of Engineering.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, causing 31% of all deaths in 2012. Valvular heart diseases are usually diagnosed by echocardiogram (an ultrasound scan of the heart). This, however, is not readily available in low income countries. A less expensive way of diagnosing valvular heart diseases is by listening to the heart using a stethoscope. However, in low income countries, patients often do not have access to a doctor to listen to their heart. We are building an intelligent stethoscope, capable of automatically analysing heart sounds, to improve diagnosis worldwide.

Other 2017 award winners

Saif Ahmad

Michael Coto

Petro Giannaros

Michael Hart

Sarah Madden

Lewis Owen

Advait Sarkar

Himansha Singh

Andrea Strakova

Edward Tan

Teng Zhao

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