Progress on the ABRC Stroke Survivor Rehab Project

It took the entire lab to “raise the barn” in our 600 sq ft lab.  As you see here, this steel structure is just the start of the support system for the ABRC Harness project.  Thanks to the team effort and solid design (care of Felicity and Dustin), the frame went together in about 3 hours and was easier than prefab furniture!

From let to right: Dustin Branges, Noah Oliver, Felicity Escarzaga, Kristen Shryack, Dr. Kyle Winfree, and Caitlin Barrett.

Electrical Engineering Capstone Sequence

This year, Drs. Scott and Winfree will be co-teaching the Electrical Engineering Design sequence.  Dr. Scott is looking forward to his retirement in May 2018.  Thanks for the 27 years of commitment to NAU Dr. Scott!

Update: On September 27, 2017, Dr. Dave Scott passed away at the Flagstaff Medical Center.  This was following his attendance on Friday in EE Capstone Lecture, his last lecture.  We will miss you greatly Dr. Scott.

Annual Lab Hike

Today we did our annual lab hike. The adventure is always chooses by the lab. So where was it this year? The Flagstaff Lava River Caves!

From left to right, Noah Oliver, Felicity Escarzaga, Dr. Winfree, Dustin Branges.  Caitlin Barrett was unable to attend this trip; next time.


And we’re off!

Today marks the start of an 18 month long study on the “Impact of an Independent Mobility Device on Mobility and Development in Special Needs Children.”  This study will track 15 children for the next 1.5 years, where we will collect measures of development and use of a Go Baby Go car.  Our hypothesis?  That use of a Go Baby Go car will accelerate development of children with mobility related special needs.  How?  By gaining the ability to interact with their world, these children will be able to seek out stimulation, social interaction, and other experiences they would not be able to without such an aide.

ICAMPAM – Special Congratulations to Caitlin Barrett for award of Graduate Student Support

Special congratulations are in order for Caitlin Barrett (CS MS Student) on award for travel support to ICAMPAM 2017!  ICAMPAM, is the ISMPM (International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behavior) International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement.  This premier conference will be held on the National Institutes of Health campus this year.  What an exciting opportunity!

WIL seeks exemplary students for the PhD program in Informatics, with an emphasis on Mechanical Engineering

We are pleased to announce that the Wearable Informatics Lab is seeking applicants for a grant funded research assistantship (RA) position in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems. This position will have a strong Mechanical Engineering / Mechatronic focus. Qualified students should have completed or will complete a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field by May/June of 2017. Masters students graduating by the end of summer 2017 are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email Dr. Kyle Winfree ( directly, with an attached CV showing academic and research success, as well as a short (less than one page) statement of research interests. Be sure to detail in your statement of research interests what your long term goals are, and ultimately what field of research is of the most interest to you.