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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 ...