DISTANCE, SPEED AND EFFORT DEVICE TRACKER


Team 5: Distance, Speed and Effort Device Tracker

Problem: It has been shown that increased physical activity is beneficial to health, especially for individuals with limitations who are less motivated to exercise. Currently available pedometers do not work well at slow speeds such as when using a walker. This decreases motivation to be more active for those individuals and also makes it difficult for clinicians to document patient ability and progress. Design a device that can be attached to a walker to better track distance, speed and effort for slower individuals.

​Organization: Physical Therapist

Sponsor and Coach: Betsy Nitschke and Dan Phillips

Students: Blake Cymerys (Electrical Engineering), Camille Johnson (Biomedical Engineering), Hyun Won (International Business)

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