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Sudden Impact Wearables Design Challenge Crown Tools and Heart Reactor The sudden impact wearables design challenge faded from view as the evaluation process took a couple of months. The winners were announced but not widely broadcast and the evaluation results haven't been published, so there isn't much way to recognize what was accomplished. Given that it was a grueling 6 months or work, spending every spare minute on the project, I thought I would summarize accomplishments from my perspective ...
Round up of the final projects from the Sudden Impact Design Challenge filmed at Leeds Beckett University.   Read all the latest news from this design challenge here. ...
Last week our team of judges had several meeting, in which we discussed the results of the evaluation and tried to put fair scores to the criteria. These criteria had only loosely been defined in the challenge, and our own challenge was now to ensure that we did not introduce new criteria which the challenge participants had not been aware before. It was, however, difficult to find a common baseline according to which we would evaluate.   We had collected the measurements, and the data wer ...
Last week we had two sessions in the Biomechanics Lab, and we have now completed all of the tests that we wanted to do. We did begin to prepare the evaluation report, and we had one meeting in which our team of evaluators did discuss the results of the assessment. The main measurements had been related to impact measurement and heartrate measurement. In addition, we did further measurements to obtain reference data of Cosmin's elaborate device. We do not yet want to report the details here - th ...
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And more pictures...

Posted by rbehringer Jul 13, 2015
Here is the link to the Dropbox folder in which I will put more pictures of the evaluation. These pictures are in full resolution.   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s501jg5d229ruye/AABPK_yhkQfipMUd3pNPgd0-a?dl=0 ...
Here are a few pictures that I took during the evaluation last week. Unfortunately posting photos here on this blog requires downsizing them to below 2MB. Therefore not many pictures here - but I am preparing a folder on Dropbox where more pics will be placed.   In the picture below there is the foam in which we placed a 3-axis accelerometer and one of the devices to be tested (here it is Hendrik's Skimonitor). We then dropped a ball onto the foam unit and then recorded the measurement re ...
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Evaluation update

Posted by rbehringer Jul 11, 2015
In the past week, Julian did further work on the electronics and networking aspects of the devices. Then Mike and Athanassios did the first analytical measurements in the Biomechanics Lab. Joanne is on travel, will be back next week. In the Biomechanics Lab the following parameters were tested: heart rate and acceleration.   The heart rate was measured with Mike wearing the devices, while he was doing running exercise on a treadmill and bringing up the heartrate to 160. We did compare the ...
This past week was very little activity regarding the evaluation. Athanassios and Joanne are on travel, and the Biomechanics Lab is booked for other events. So we will only be able to continue and complete the evaluation in the next two weeks when everybody is back from vacation.   But we have been busy in our electronics lab: five of the six devices that we got are working as intended, but one does have some difficulties. Julian tried to narrow it down, to determine if it is a problem wit ...
Dear all,   here are a few pictures from the evaluation so far. The boxes had all arrived at Leeds Beckett University by 17 June 2015.     Now the opening could start. Here are a few "inhabitants" of the Biomechanics Lab in the School of Sports of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett University:   The evaluation team, the film team, and the still unopened boxes:   Julian Old is opening the boxes with Cosmin's device:   Athanassios Bissas shows Ravi's ...
Dear all,   here is an update on the progress regarding the evaluation of the Sudden Impact Challenge devices.   After the shipments have arrived at Leeds Beckett University last week and after all the related shipping issues have been solved (I am already dreading the process of shipping those back,...not sure what kind of problems will await then!), we finally had set the date for the unboxing to 19 June.   In the morning at 9:00 the video team from Premier Farnell in Leeds h ...
<< Previous Post Table of Contents Real Time player Monitoring System User Manual Introduction: “Real time player monitoring system” is low cost open source project for measure and notifies vital body parameters of sport person or entire team (i.e. Heart Rate, Body Temperature, Helmet Impact Force and Chest Impact Force) to coach Via WiFi Link. Heart Rate, Body Temperature and Chest Impact Force are sensed by Chest Strap module and Helmet Impact is sensed by helme ...
(Complete list of all blog entries in this series) Leeds university asked for a short introduction and a short manual. Instead of just handing this over directly, I thought it a good idea to add this here as reference. It actually serves as a good starting point to the rest of the series... So here we go.   Skier impact monitor A short introduction Hendrik LipkaProject introduction The 'skier impact monitor' (or short 'SkiMon' as I will call it further on) is a small device designed to me ...
Dear all,   my name is Reinhold Behringer, and I am leading the evaluation of the Sudden Challenge entries here at Leeds Beckett University.   We do have a team of 4 evaluators who are members of staff at Leeds Beckett in the following areas: Computing, Engineering, Sport Biomechanics, Sports Psychology and Sports Physiology.   We had an initial meeting and outlined the general method of evaluation. As indicated, we will evaluate the following four criteria: accuracy, conve ...
Sudden Impact Wearables Design Challenge Smart Clothes project Norbert Kovács     1st of December, 2014 — 8th of May, 2015             Preface   First of all, I would like to thanks to element14 and the supporters (Analog Devices, Tektronix, Electrolube, Leeds University) for selecting me as one of finalist of the Sudden Impact Wearables Design Challenge, it is a great pleasure for me. A few words about myself: I were a researcher ...
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