The goal of this project is to utilize piezoelectric sensors to measure ground reaction forces (GRF's) of bipedal walking, and incorporate these measurements into a dynamical model to predict overall gait patterns. The applications of such a study are broad, but we seek to tailor these results for virtual reality (VR), where GRF measurements from piezoelectric sensors are used to predict or modulate the subject's motion in a virtual environment.
Student Skill-Set Needed: Some experience with data acquisition (DAQ), some knowledge of electrical circuits, some computer programming, some knowledge of dynamic systems
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Aaron Estes
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering