Non-invasive intra-abdominal pressure measurement by means of transient radar method 

Intra-abdominal hypertension is one of the major risk-factors for increased morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Therefore, intra-abdominal pressure monitoring is highly recommended in intensive care unit patients to predict and prevent development of abdominal compartment syndrome and to provide a better care for patients hospitalized in the ICU. Using radar-based sensors in clinical monitoring is a potential solution to monitor intra-abdominal pressure in ICU patients, as it provides a contact-free, non-invasive, continuous monitoring of intra-abdominal pressure. 

This project aims in design and fabrication of a novel sensor on the basis of Transient Radar Method (TRM) in intra-abdominal pressure monitoring.

Short Bio 

Salar Tayebi received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in biomedical engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium in 2016 and 2021, respectively. His main research topics are intra-abdominal pressure measurement, non-invasive measurement techniques, microwave reflectometry, and transient radar method. At the time being, he is working on non-invasive intra-abdominal pressure measurement by means of time-domain microwave reflectometry. He is also a member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and International Fluid Academy (IFA).

M.Sc. of Biomedical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, 2018 – 2021.
 B.Sc. of Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, 2012 – 2016.

4th Best Experimental Study of International Fluid Academy Days (IFAD) 2023, Antwerp, Belgium.

Top 5 young investigators of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) 2022, Singapore.

FWO-strategic basic fellowship 2021.

1-year internship in research and development, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2016 – 2017.
  • Topic: An overview of the fabrication techniques for microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (µPADs).
  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ir. Sasan Asiaei