Friday, 08 December 2017 18:22

    Invent and Make a Personal Safety Device

    Summary:

    Students identify and address a relevant need with impactful technology. They design and develop a personal safety device for themselves or others.

    Objective:

    • Students will be able to:
    • Identify user needs and translate them into design needs
    • Use and understand the design process
    • Design a device with both hardware and software
    • Choose methods for processing data, e.g. motion
    • Iterate and improve design solutions
    • Improve problem-solving and communication skills

    Required Prior Knowledge:

    Basic familiarity with the engineering design process is of help but not required.

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    Summary:

    Students create a heart-rate monitor that they can wear during different activities. They use the device they created to conduct experiments and learn about their coronary system. 

    Objective:

    • Students will be able to:
    • Understand how heart rate relates to physical activity
    • Conduct experimental research
    • Develop tools for scientific investigation 
    • Practice the engineering design process
    • Understand how pulse measurements are taken by wearable devices, e.g. Apple Watch or Fitbit
    • Design a device with hardware and software
    • Use methods for processing data

    Required Prior Knowledge:

    Familiarity with technology is of help.

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