Zane Liu
Imagine life
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Pec-Man

PEC-MAN is a portable low cost device created to gamify and socialize workouts to help people reach their healthiest, happiest selves. Users will push-up and down with friends to escape mischievous ghosts and survive in classic PAC-MAN style. A Jacobs Institute promoted project.

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PEC-MAN Demo

Encouraging exercise and a healthy lifestyle through fun, interactive experiences

Teamwork

Teamwork

Workout as a team. Each push up denotes a plyometric input. One player controls up and down, the other left and right. 

 

Socialize the Push Up

Socialize the Push Up

The arm is the perfect location to track muscle activations in the upper body.

Companion App

Companion App

Use existing phones as a controller. Reminders will help motivate you to workout daily.

Habits can be good

Habits can be good

Get in your thirty minutes each day. Make exercise a fun and interactive experience — motivate positive habits.

Human Biomechanics

Human Biomechanics

We analyzed gait and muscle activation through motion capture and electromyography.

Electromyography

Electromyography

Electromyography measures muscular activation through electrical pulses.

Sensor Optimization

Sensor Optimization

Understanding the body through data provides contextual information necessary for sensor optimization.

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Analyze

Analyze

Live data was captured to discover local trends and to establish motion habits.

Prototype

Prototype

Created with 3D prints, Adafruit tri-axis sensor, laser engraving, and mBed ARM controller.

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