Capstone Projects are out and Teams are Organized

I am proud to say that the lab is hosting two capstone projects this year. First, a Computer Science team (Kine Jax) has picked up the KineTrax project. Second, a Mechanical Engineering team has picked up the DIY Gravity Harness project. I have a good feeling about these teams, as they both seem very involved already.

KineTrax.pdf

DIY-in-Home-AntiGravity-Harness.pdf

How good is that Fitbit? Oh, good question…

In a recent paper by Drs. Dominick, Winfree, Pohlig, and Papas, we asked the question of “What is the accuracy of that Fitbit in an ecologically valid setting?”

Wearable activity monitors such as Fitbit enable users to track various attributes of their physical activity (PA) over time and have the potential to be used in research to promote and measure PA behavior. However, the measurement accuracy of Fitbit in absolute free-living conditions is largely unknown.

Dominick-Winfree-Fitbit.pdf

End of Summer Hike

To mark the end of the summer and celebrate as a group, our lab, joined by Dr. Cambou’s lab, made the short yet strenuous hike up Mt. Elden Lookout Trail. I’m happy to say everyone made it!  That’s a 2300 foot climb over 2.5 miles. Well done everyone!

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Kick off to a great summer!

This summer, three undergraduate students will be actively working on lab research projects. This includes:

Dustin Branges, who will be developing a data logger for the GoBabyGo cars, able to record when and how long a child uses one of the modified toy ride on cars,

Felicity Escarzaga, who through a joint effort with Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa’s lab will be building a physical model to represent and then test the Winding Filament Model,

Sage Pasternacki, who will be developing a sensor sock that utilizes the KineTrax model developed by Micah Kurtz (MSE 2016).