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On your mark, get set, GO! Whether you’re training for a race or just trying to stay in shape, monitoring your physical fitness is crucial to getting a leg up on the competition. We’d like to hear how your designs using TI MCUs are helping athletes and others prepare for their next athletic event. To enter, post a photo or video of your design in action with a quick description of your device and what TI MCU you used. First place will win a new tool kit of their choosing and second and third place will win a Make the Switch goodie bag! Submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, August 10 with the winner announced on our E2E community on Monday, August 13.
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An MSP430F5xx with USB in action...
I am using TI EZ430-Chronos for the accurate Arm related exercise evaluation. The system works in following way.
1) A expert gym trainer with TI EZ430 - Chronos performs a exercise an Accelrometer data is read and sent to computer via its wireless adapter.
2) A Matlab script on computer records the data over span of exercise and generates a real time graph pattern that demonstrates movement of arm in all X,Y,Z direction.
3) Now a newbie has a pattern to follow.
This process enables an excellent workout condition. every time the pattern is compared with the ideal pattern (Pattern of trainer). If something goes wrong the person having workout knows how to correct the wrong pattern by judgement.
The next stage of the project is to create custom wearable hardware with TI Stellaris and CC2540 and app for android/iphone so that the bulky laptop part is eradicated and it becomes convenient for the workout person. This would also enable to cross verify patterns from many gym trainers.
Cross Country Hiking Training for people to keep fit was the inspiration for this product. Using EZ430 Chronos Kit as a guide we used the CC430F3167 MCU to measure Heart rate, Altitude,Running Speed, Distance covered.This data was logged from the athletes body using appropriate probes at user defined specified intervals of time. Once this data was available for each athlete, we used the TI NFC kit to design integrate EZ430 to 7970 chip to transfer this data to a Smartphone over NFC. Using a Android App we compare Athletes data for Warmup, CoolDown, Performance, Benchmark against other athletes and Areas for improvement for each athlete.
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