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Wiimote accelerometer & motions detecting projects / Tremor Assessment
« on: December 06, 2010, 10:02:14 PM »
Hi all,

I coach a First Lego League team (consisting of kids ages 9-12)  that is using the accelerometers in the wiimote to measure tremors in the human body.  More info on FLL is available at firstlegoleague.org.  Each year FLL kids are presented with a theme and they are expected to carry out a research project related to the theme.  The 2010 theme is biomedical engineering; the kids are reading the wiimote out at around 50Hz and using a simple FFT to find the peak frequencies of tremor data.  They are working with a signal processing guy on the analysis and a neurologist on the application; the have just a little actual data from a volunteer with tremors and the results of the analysis look promising.   The ultimate goal is to allow doctors to better tailor medication levels for patients with maladies like Parkinson's Disease.  The software is written in MATLAB (a path of lesser resistance for kids in middle school to do signal processing!) and released under BSD at tremorassessmen.sourceforge.net.

Any thoughts?




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