College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-05-06 08:54:17

Major

Electrical Engineering

Honors Course

Senior Design 2

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

Concussion in sports is a prevalent medical issue. It can be difficult for medical professionals to diagnose concussions. With the fast pace nature of many sports, and the damaging effects of concussions, it is important that any concussion risks are assessed immediately. There is a growing trend of wearable technology that collects data such as steps, and provides the wearer with in-depth information regarding their performance. The Smart Headband project created a wearable that can record impact data and provide the wearer with a detailed analysis on their risk of sustaining a concussion. The Smart Headband uses accelerometers and gyroscopes to record linear and angular acceleration. The data is evaluated in MATLAB using various statistical techniques. The data is displayed to the user along with a concussion risk percentage. The result of the project is a prototype device that can record impacts and provide the user with in-depth concussion risk assessment.

Research Sponsor

Gregory Lewis

First Reader

Osama J Alkhateeb

Second Reader

Igor A Tsukerman

Honors Faculty Advisor

Robert J veillette

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