The Wearable Informatics Lab is 3D printing face shields for health care providers

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in conjunction with Dr. Tester’s FAB lab, Drs. Oman, Afghah, and Razi, the Wearable Informatics Lab is hosting 3D printing of face shields for local health care workers.  Shown here, a prototype, is the printed head strap and a clear lamination sheet shield.  The College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences has generously donated to this cause, providing sufficient funds to kick start such efforts.  If you too would like to donate to help support these face shields, please use our Disability and Rehab Engineering NAU Foundation link here:  All funds donated between April 1 and July 30 will be used to support printing more shields.

Congratulations to Sophia F on her paper acceptance to BHI 2019!

And further great news…

The IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) is the flagship conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) on the topics of informatics and computing in healthcare and life sciences.  It is with great excitement that our paper, titled “Use of the Fitbit for Free-Living Heart Rate Monitoring,” has been accepted for a poster presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics.  More details on where to find us at the conference as soon as they become available…

Congratulations to Tianna J on her paper acceptance to ICAMAP 2019!

ICAMPAM is the premier physical activity and mobility monitoring conference.  It is with great excitement that our paper, titled “Development of a Taxonomic Structure to Support Automatic Recognition of Eating Behaviors,” has been accepted to ICAMPAM 2019 for an oral presentation.  Come see what our lab has been working on Thursday, June 27 from 3:05 – 4:00 pm in the Upper limb monitoring track.

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.