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Floe [athletic balance monitoring system]

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Author: Raposo, Eric
Author: Roux, Louis
Author: Tsang, Clara
Today's skier is bounded by the limitations imposed by feedback that is exclusively qualitative. Although qualitative analysis is most beneficial to a user when they first face the task of learning a new skill, quantitative analysis is what will drive the learner to most effectively further their skills after they have grasped the basic concepts. The market for performance analysis technology currently lacks a device capable of attaining balance metrics in an athletic environment, let alone provide a user with real-time feedback.Floe: The Athletic Balance Monitoring System for Skiers will provide the amateur and professional skier, as well as their trainers, with quantitative augmented feedback and allow them to further their skills more efficiently. Using force-sensitive insoles and the readily available gyroscope and accelerometer on the user's mobile or HUD device, Floe will be able to compare the balance of the user to characteristics corresponding to skiing with proper form. With such information, the user can receive real-time quantitatively gathered feedback during their performance, as well as view a summary of performance statistics post-run.
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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