Active monitoring system for alpine skiers

Project Summary:

Participated on a team to create a system that tracked the relative orientation and velocity of an alpine skier’s legs. This was in an effort to minimize common ACL injuries associated with certain falling positions. The system ultimately determined a proper DIN threshold (how easy it is for the skier to come out of the bindings) based on the relative information that was gathered. The system consisted of two Atmega328 microcontrollers that communicated via xBee wireless protocol. Each micro contained a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope that were used to determine relative orientation and velocity.

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