Dr. Jacobs' academic activities include teaching and mentoring. He teaches a class in biomedical signal processing at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU, and serves as a mentor for Portland State University students working on their Senior Capstone projects.
Capstones are Portland State University senior undergraduate projects designed to further student learning by extending their work into the outside world, where they work in teams and engage with community leaders. Dr. Jacobs has mentored several teams of students on various Capstone Projects. Learn More about Portland State University Capstone Projects.
Capstone project: Develop a method to improve compliance of an incentive spirometer post-surgery. Compliance of incentive spirometer usage can greatly improve the outcomes post-surgery and reduce re-admission rates for patients. The device developed by the students provides feedback to patients in the hospital by disabling a television if they are not complying with usage of the spirometer. Once compliance is resumed, the television is re-enabled.
Students: Burton Williams, David Timothy, Ommaimah Hussein Mohammed, and Jordan Landford, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Portland State University
Co-Advisors: Peter Jacobs, Ph.D., Hormozd Bozorgchami, M.D., and Doug Hall, Ph.D.
EEG-Controller Hearing Aid
Capstone project: Evaluate various EEG electrode configurations that may ultimately be used to augment a hearing aid signal processing algorithm.
Students: Joseph Rawson, Noah Brummer, Matthew Grimm, Ashley Miller, and Patrick Tupper, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Portland State University
Mobility Assessment and Tracking System
Capstone project: "Development of a home health care alerting information system and social network for assessing patient health status based on movement monitors." Awarded First Place.
Students: Krishnakumar Ramkumar, Jules Alfani, Huy Huynh, and Maisee Brown, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Portland State University
Co-Advisors: Peter Jacobs, Ph.D., Eric Wan, Ph.D.