Faculty Advisor

Gennert, Michael A.

Faculty Advisor

Lauer, Hugh C

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The Wearable Action Guidance (WAG) System is a training tool designed to improve the efficiency and convenience of teaching and learning new physical skills, while matching or exceeding the quality of feedback received from an in-person trainer. The system consists of a computer application and a set of wearable bands; each band comprises a 3D printed case, an inertial measurement unit, a battery, a ring of vibration motors, and a secure strap. Trainers can use the WAG System to record and save motions for distribution to trainees, while trainees can use the system to play back those motions with directed vibratory feedback. Initial prototypes have attracted potential partners interested in introducing the technology to markets including athletic training and physical rehabilitation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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