Design | Research | Education
I helped design Mobili-T - a mobile swallowing therapy system for people with dysphagia. Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulty and is caused by afflictions such as head and neck cancer.
Mobili-T is a portable swallowing therapy system that provides visual biofeedback to help strengthen the muscles used for speaking and swallowing.
Mobili-T uses a small under the chin sensor (held by an adhesive) using sEMG (surface electromyography) to sense muscle activity. Like your heartbeat on an echocardiogram, Mobili-T shows your swallowing muscles in action.
Mobili-T enables remote monitoring - patients are able to do swallowing therapy when and where it works for them and their clinicians can track their progress.