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Design Day Projects
Monitoring Heart Health in Chimps at the Maryland Zoo
Team: Advanced MultiD, Fall’20 – Spring’21: PulsApe
Program: Multidisciplinary Design
The Maryland Zoo veterinarians need a way to continuously monitor awake chimps’ cardiac health because chimps are prone to heart problems that may lead to death. Our team designed a conductive bar from which a chimp playfully hangs. The bar detects electrical signals from the chimp’s heart, which are transmitted through the hands. The electrocardiogram reading is then sent to and interpreted by zoo veterinarians.