Prof Tam Lap Mou from the University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Electromechanical Engineering received a Best Conference Paper Award at the 2019 Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), for his paper titled ‘A Smart Detection Technology for Personal Heartbeat Monitoring’.

Interdisciplinary research has become a new trend, especially in research areas related to biomedical engineering and smart systems. Prof Tam and his co-workers have developed a smart detection technology which can produce key features for three different kinds of arrhythmias via the application of chaotic mapping strategy. Through appropriate adjustment of system parameters and an autonomous design, different key features can be obtained. The study has shown that this new technology can effectively identify a normal heartbeat, potential congestive heart failure, and sleep apnea. The technology can also be used to monitor personal electrocardiogram (ECG) in smart city development.

Held in Okinawa, Japan, the 2019 IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability aimed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists and engineering technologists. This year’s event received about 100 paper submissions.