Chronic back pain is a significant problem endemic to today's society. Without proper attention, improper postures develop when using computers and phones, and, when sustained, can result in permanent damage to the neck and back.VertAlign is a posture correction device which aims to promote healthy posture in individuals such as office workers. The user simply activates the device and wears it around their neck. VertAlign acquires real-time positional data using multiple gyroscope sensors and performs analyses to determine whether the user is sitting in correct or incorrect posture. If incorrect posture is sustained past a user-defined time threshold, a notification is issued to the user in the form of gentle vibration.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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