Title

Using Pressure Sensors in Ubiquitous Sensing

Presenter Information

Ashley Painter

Department

Computer Science

Major

Computer Science

Research Advisor

Das, Sajal K.
De, Debraj

Second Advisor's Department

Computer Science

Funding Source

Smart Living Project

Abstract

Pressure sensors are a valuable tool in ubiquitous sensing able to detect everything from movement to mood to vital signs. Since fall of last year I have been researching several types of pressure sensors and various methods of integrating them into the every day. To begin with I attempted to use Velostat to create a mat that would sense the direction of someone walking over it. Most recently I have been working on using an RFDuino to send real time pressure data via Low Energy Bluetooth to a phone. So that pressure sensor data can be collected and analyzed in different locations without a wire connection between sensor and computer. I am also currently helping with the smart chair pressure sensors research and study for breathing rate detection which will benefit from the ability to send the data collected wirelessly.

Biography

Ashley is originally from Verona, Mo. She’s interested in problems that involve integrating sensors and computing into the everyday environment whether that be homes, offices, or outdoors. She plans to work in the field of robotics when she graduates, preferably starting her own company. When not working on research or homework she fences with her husband Zach Kreuer.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

15 Apr 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Using Pressure Sensors in Ubiquitous Sensing

Upper Atrium/Hall

Pressure sensors are a valuable tool in ubiquitous sensing able to detect everything from movement to mood to vital signs. Since fall of last year I have been researching several types of pressure sensors and various methods of integrating them into the every day. To begin with I attempted to use Velostat to create a mat that would sense the direction of someone walking over it. Most recently I have been working on using an RFDuino to send real time pressure data via Low Energy Bluetooth to a phone. So that pressure sensor data can be collected and analyzed in different locations without a wire connection between sensor and computer. I am also currently helping with the smart chair pressure sensors research and study for breathing rate detection which will benefit from the ability to send the data collected wirelessly.