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rwgast_logicdesign wrote: »
GrandNurse, you have the world at your disposal use any gizmos you want as long as you use a micro controller or micro controllers for the brains. ARM micros are fine too! The reason I asked about a PI is it is not a micro controller it is a microprocessor an ARM11 to be precise, while an ARM micro would be something like an ARM cortex m0/m4. A RasPI is alot more powerful than an ARM micro I was sure it wasn't allowed when I asked. The spirit of this contest seems to be, to show the public what can be done with cheap micro controllers like props, avrs, pics, arm cortex, etc.... I think the reasoning is most medical equipment probably uses very specialized an expensive hardware!
This contest has made me look on the net at some commercial hospital gear and man that stuff is exspensive. You could definitely use a prop to replicate what some 7000 dollar devices do
GrandeNurse wrote: »
For those that have not taken a MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION class(s), here is some information that might help get started (note this uses things not included in the medic kit):
1. look up the test book Medical Instrumentation: Application and Designby John G. Webster it's not great but it does have some interesting information
prof_braino wrote: »
Is there a different reference we can get at? At $100, even it WERE great, I would not be affording it.
Can the same information be found in one or more web accessible resource(s)?
Lauren Davis wrote: »
I can answer #3 for you. The video can be brief, 1-2 min. The judges really just need to hear your idea and feel confident that you plan on delivering an application for the contest. Good luck!
borisg wrote: »
Using an accelerometer would be useful in quantifying balance, and also looking at gait disturbances. Unfortunately the latter application would require a laptop as the amount of data to be analyzed for the gait application exceeds the Propeller memory requirements.