The purpose of this project is to develop a consumer-targeted, wearable, bluetooth inertial sensor for use in joint monitoring applications. The system involves a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a magnetometer. The data from these sensors is processed with a simplified Kalman filter for lower processor load on iOS devices. The sensor will connect to an iOS application that will allow visualization of the joint movement at up to 100 data points per second. This product sees applications in the physical therapy, medical, and wearable technology markets. Once completed, the product will be integrated into the BZ system.
Project BZ II will develop a neuromuscular electrical stimulation-based anterior cruciate ligament stabilization system. Electrical feedback from an array of magnetic proximity sensors around the knee will cause contraction of either abdominal oblique muscle using repositionable electrodes, causing core rotation in the direction of knee rotation, effectively stabilizing the knee and preventing injury.
Canyon Dell'Omo, Project Leader
Robert Butler, Faculty Advisor - Biometrics
PT, DPT, PhD- DPT Assistant Professor
Rebecca Simmons, Faculty Advisor, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
PhD- Pratt School of Engineering Professor