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Building Chairables for Sports: Developing a Real-time Sensing Platform for Wheelchair Basketball

Dr. Patrick Carrington
Asst. Professor of Computer Science 

Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, November 20
12:10 - 1:10 p.m.
ISAT/CS 259 

Athletes use a variety of physical activity monitors to capture their movements, improve their performance, and achieve excellence. However, many existing physical activity monitors are of little use to wheelchair athletes. 

In this talk, Dr. Carrington will present early results from his work developing SpokeSense, a wheelchair-based sensing solution designed to track and visualize the activities of wheelchair athletes. His aim with SpokeSense is to provide support for both long-term and real-time analysis of performance information for wheelchair court sport athletes.

His research evaluated SpokeSense through two studies, involving seven amateur wheelchair users, fifteen experienced wheelchair basketball players, and two coaches. He demonstrates the ability to enhance performance awareness for wheelchair basketball

Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Computer Science Department.

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