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.

Congrats to Chris Whitney and Felicity Escarzaga on the ASU Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop Abstracts

Congratulations to both Chris Whitney and Felicity Escarzaga for the acceptance of their abstracts titled “KineTrax, a wearable device for recording kinematics in a community setting
” and “Design and Fabrication of a Physical Model for the Winding Filament Hypothesis” (respectively) for presentation at the 5th Annual ASU Rehabilitation Robotics Workshop (



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.

New Course in Wearable Technologies

A new course will be offered on Wearable Technologies this coming Spring semester (2017). Class will convene from 12:45 to 2:00pm on Monday and Wednesday. In this course, you will learn about the history of wearable computing, design and construct a wearable device, and explore numerical analysis methods in such topics as FFT and statistical learning.