Wearable devices to track body's posture and tension
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Small electronic device capable of monitoring wearer's ergonomics and providing real-time and post-activity feedback.
Surgeons are often required to spend multiple hours in the operating room while performing procedures. During this extended period of time, many surgeons adopt postures that are not ergonomically favorable. Over the course of a surgeon's career, the accumulation of time spent in these positions may result in injuries. Our client, Dr. Hau Le, is a surgeon at the UW Hospital. He is interested in the creation of a device that can monitor the effects of a surgeon's posture on their upper extremities (including but not limited to the head, neck, back, and shoulders). Our goal is to develop a device that surgeons can wear while in the operating room that can detect and provide feedback for unfavorable ergonomics.
- Gabriel Piscitelli - Team Leader
- Tyler Anderson - Communicator
- Patrick Buban - BSAC
- Frankie Szatkowski - BWIG
- Barton Wei - BPAG
- Dhawan Apoorva
Advisor and Client
- Prof. Amit Nimunkar - Advisor
- Hau Le - Client
- Spring 2024: Wearable devices to track body's posture and tension
- Fall 2023: Wearable devices to track body's posture and tension