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61 Cyclist Health Alert
Yingzheng Shi
Yuanqing Li
Yutian Sheng
Luke Wendt design_document0.pdf
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Our goal is to design a bicycle device that could detect the physical condition and will sent alert if the physical condition fell below a threshold.

Features:
Generate electricity from mechanical source of bicycle to power the detector
Heart rate sensor (and a bio-related sweat sensor) will be inside the bike handle
The pressure sensor will be built in the saddle and both pedals
The accelerometer will be used for collision detection

Function: All sensors are connected to the power system (from mechanical energy) by wires, but they also have a secondary battery. The sensor in bike handle can check the heart rate and (salt %) to determine if the biker is in a safe physical condition. When the sensor notices it after analyzing the data, it can alert the biker to stop or to take a rest. The volume of the alert will be gentle and increase gradually.
If all pressure sensors detect pretty small value, the system will consider that the person is thrown off the bike unless he or she hits the button on the bike. We also implement a delayed emergency response system that gives enough time for user to cancel it. This feature is set to off at the beginning, the biker can choose whether to open it. For example, they can only use this feature when they are going to cycle in the some unsafe places or somewhere with few people. The collision detector will analyze the change of acceleration.

Assistive Chessboard

Robert Kaufman, Rushi Patel, William Sun

Assistive Chessboard

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Problem: It can be difficult for a new player to learn chess, especially if they have no one to play with. They would have to resort to online guides which can be distracting when playing with a real board. If they have no one to play with, they would again have to resort to online games which just don't have the same feel as real boards.

Proposal: We plan to create an assistive chess board. The board will have the following features:

-The board will be able to suggest a move by lighting up the square of the move-to space and square under the piece to move.

-The board will light up valid moves when a piece is picked up and flash the placed square if it is invalid.

-We will include a chess clock for timed play with stop buttons for players to signal the end of their turn.

-The player(s) will be able to select different standard time set-ups and preferences for the help displayed by the board.

Implementation Details: The board lights will be an RGB LED under each square of the board. Each chess piece will have a magnetic base which can be detected by a magnetic field sensor under each square. Each piece will have a different strength magnet inside it to ID which piece is what (ie. 6 different magnet sizes for the 6 different types of pieces). Black and white pieces will be distinguished by the polarity of the magnets. The strength and polarity will be read by the same magnetic field sensor under each square. The lights will have different colors for the different piece that it is representing as well as for different signals (ie. An invalid move will flash red).

The chess clock will consist of a 7-segment display in the form of (h:mm:ss) and there will be 2 stop buttons, one for each side, to signal when a player’s turn is over. A third button will be featured near the clock to act as a reset button. The combination of the two stop switches and reset button will be used to select the time mode for the clock. Each side of the board will also have a two toggle-able buttons or switches to control whether move help or suggested moves should be enabled on that side of the board. The state of the decision will be shown by a lit or unlit LED light near the relevant switch.

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