Project of Philip Aston on dynamical systems modelling of asthma diagnosis funded by EPSRC

The project “The use of Symmetric Projection Attractor Reconstruction (SPAR) as a novel assessment tool in Asthma“, with Principal Investigator Dr Gerrard Rafferty (Kings College London, Centre of Human & Aerospace Physiological Sciences) and Co-Investigator Philip Aston, has been funded by EPSRC. The project starts 1st March 2022 and runs for two years. The award is for £496.7K. A link to the EPSRC page is here. Other co-Investigators are P Cho (KCL Hospital), C. Jolley (KCL), T. Fleming (KCL Hospital), and M. Nandi (KCL). The aim of the proposed study is to show proof of concept for SPAR analysis as a clinical decision support tool in patients with asthma. Symmetric Projection Attractor Reconstruction (SPAR) is a novel analysis tool to quantify morphology changes from physiological waveforms such as respiratory flow and transforms high-fidelity waveform data into a simpler, quantifiable image (termed an attractor). Further detail can be found at the above EPSRC page. An example of a symmetric projection attractor reconstruction is shown below, taken from a paper in Front. Cardiovasc. Med. (link here).