Category Archives: Research

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.

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!

Congratulations to Caitlin Barrett for her accepted paper to BHI2017

Congratulations to Caitlin Barrett on the acceptance of her paper titled “Assessing Bouts of Activity Using Modeled Clinically Validated Physical Activity on Commodity Hardware” to the 2017 International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (IEEE). More can be found on BHI2017 at the EMBS website

Also accepted for this conference was Dr. Winfree’s paper titled “Modeling Clinically Validated Physical Activity Using Commodity Hardware.” This paper is the precursor to Caitlin’s.

The Wearable Informatics Lab at NAU – An Introduction

The quantified self. What does that mean? What about the quantified public? What questions can be asked with the advent of wearable quantified devices? As it so turns out, there are numerous interesting questions to ask. The Wearable Informatics Lab, a new lab at NAU in the Informatics and Computing Program, is deeply focused on such questions pertaining to health.