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Dr. Hugh Nolan

Hugh Nolan is a Biomedical Engineer at TILDA, Trinity College Dublin. His primary research interests involve application and development of biomedical signal processing methods, scaling of methodology for population study usage and algorithmic dissemination through development of software and applications on both desktop and mobile platforms. Hugh works within a number of groups including the NCVI, Gait, Frailty and Bioengineering groups. His other interests include design of medical device hardware, along with investigation of the processes of sensory decline in ageing.

Hugh completed a BE in Electronic Engineering at UCD in 2008, and his PhD in Neural Engineering at TCD in 2012. His thesis topic was an investigation of cortical vestibular signals and perception of self-motion using electroencephalography (EEG).

Current research projects

  • Physical activity and sleep monitoring through wrist-worn accelerometry
  • Deployment of atrial fibrillation classififer on a mobile platform
  • Single-step analysis of Gaitrite walks
  • Development of mobile application for calculation and display of normative values
  • Supervision of MSc project on prediction of Head-Up Tilt table tests for syncope

TILDA publications

  • Nolan H, Cronin H, Dunne L, Greene L, Walsh P, Kearney PM, Kenny RA, Finucane C, “A Signal Processing Framework for Objective Sleep and Physical Activity Measurement using Accelerometry in Population Studies of Older Adults.”, Proceedings of the British Geriatrics Society 2013 Spring Meeting.