Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Computer Engineering

Committee Chair/Advisor

Dr. Adam W. Hoover

Committee Member

Dr. Ian D. Walker

Committee Member

Dr. Jason O. Hallstrom


We introduce a new device to record and store wrist motion activity data. The motivation to create this device was the fact that this data can be used to detect periods of eating or the number of bites consumed. There is no similar device available in the market. This device uses new components that have been recently introduced to the market, and newer techniques that can be used for low quantity production. The production cost for this device was $52, similar to other fitness trackers on the market. The device was capable of recording wrist motion activity for 24 hours and was similar in weight to a wrist watch.



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