Self-Powered Wearable Sensor Systems

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Seeking students for projects prototyping a set of self-powered embedded sensor systems for pervasive computing. These projects will sharpen your hardware and software skills.

Project description

This project is to prototype a set of self-powered (such as piezoelectric, thermostat, solar, etc) embedded sensor systems for pervasive computing. A tangible exam is a body-temperature powered motion system to monitor heart beats, affective status and daily activities.

These projects will sharpen your hardware and software skills, including arduino programming, sensor, signal processing, smartphone software programming.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer, Salary/Stipend
Who is eligible Basic knowledge of embedded platforms. Proficient in C/C++ programming.
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Wenyao Xu

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

330 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-4748

Email: wenyaoxu@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.