Presentation on theme: "THE POSTURE PEDOMETER CUMMERBUND October 2012 Program Review Team Members: Kelly Han Kyle Mauer (Team Lead) Kevin Vo Advisors: Dr. Aziz Inan (Faculty)"— Presentation transcript:
THE POSTURE PEDOMETER CUMMERBUND October 2012 Program Review Team Members: Kelly Han Kyle Mauer (Team Lead) Kevin Vo Advisors: Dr. Aziz Inan (Faculty) Srija Pidaparthy (Industry) Dr. Deborah Munro (Client) Dr. Andrew Nuxoll (Instructor)
What does the Cummerbund do? Will indicate if user has bad back posture. Will display the users step count.
BUT HOW, KEVIN? The design utilizes two inputs, two outputs, and a brain. Flex Sensor Pedometer Switch Arduino Uno Vibration Motors Arduino LCD
Deadlines and Progress Major Milestone Finish Functional Specification v1.0 Deadline: Oct. 5 Completed: Oct. 4 Progress Met with Srija Pidaparthy (Oct. 2) Received Arduino Uno from Dr. Hoffbeck (Oct. 7) Ordered Parts (Oct. 14) Researched Lilypad Arduino Components Pedometer Predicament
Whats a Lilypad? Lilypad Arduino is a line of components made specifically for interfacing electronics with fabric.
Pedometer Predicament We encountered issues with interfacing a ball and mercury tilt switch for the pedometer function. Ball switch needed 30° tilt to register a contact. Mercury switch needed 5° tilt to register a contact.
Our Solution… Our first idea was to replace the tilt switch with an Arduino GPS Shield that would record the distance the user walked. Problems Problems: The GPS would not be able to determine if the user is walking or driving. Shield is too bulky.
Final Decision Our team decided to utilize a pedometer spring switch contact. This mechanism is powered by a 1.5v coin battery Output is ~1.5 volts when contact is open Output is 0 volts when contact is closed
Team Concerns Make sure the flex sensor contours with the back. We want to make sure that the sensor detects a change in back posture effectively. Interfacing inputs and outputs with Arduino We still have not had much experience with Arduino hardware and software
Plans for Progress To make sure we complete our milestones we will start early on documents, testing, and continue to research Arduino hardware and software. Our Plan Interface Flex Sensor with Arduino Interface Pedometer with Arduino Determine Cummerbund Fabric
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