The technology that this project hopes to develop is an attempt to demystify the communication between the Individual and their body. Most of the pain and injury suffered by almost 60% of runners every year is thought to be sustained as a result of preventable faults in form or impact propagation. The scope of this project is grant and it is intended to be carried out in multiple parts: 1) sensor development, 2) sensor interpretation/app development, 3) shoe design and prototyping, 4) and the final sensor, shoe, and app integration. In this portion of the project we are focusing on Step 1.
Ivonna Dumanyan, Lead Designer, Developer, Research
Gabrielle Levac, Data Analyst, Interface Design, Varsity Track Athlete
Statistical and Data Science, 2014
Custom electronics, laser cut goretex, and magnetic charging. Awesome progress on Ivonna’s #BioMetrix project. #projectnotebook #smartstrides
BioMetrix is in the last leg of pilot manufacturing; expecting an engineering pilot in early August and a fully functioning pilot by late August. We are currently developing an app and cloud solution to support our device and have made a key partnership with Motion Analysis Corporation to allow our device to sync with thier motion capture system to provide an “x-ray” eye through shoes, backpacks, and other clothing to supplement thier system. By partnering with MAC, we hope to help address some limitations of current motion capture methods and help more accurately characterize a users form, identify problems, and get people on the path to recovery.
Ivonna making some great progress on her #smartstrides sensor project.
This 3D printed foot by Ivonna, is just a taste of what Co-Lab grant recipients have been doing! For more, go to colab.duke.edu/projects
For the SmartStrides grant project, Ivonna used the Multimedia Project Studio’s 3d scanner to make a model of her foot for testing orthotics
Ivonna is super psyched that she got her #adafruit accelerometer working at Co-lab Office Hours with @jasonoettinger. #innovationgrants #DukeEweek2014 #pictureduke #dukestudents