Fall 2020 - BPK 409 D100

STT-Wearable Technology and Human Physiology (3)

Wearable Technology

Class Number: 8791

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Jim Carter
    carter@sfu.ca
    778-782-4231
    Office: K8632
  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 305 and 306.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Wearable technology hardware will be provided for use at home to measure, analyze and understand your own physiology, including aspects of your muscular and cardiovascular systems. In remote labs, you will use computer programming to implement industry-standard algorithms to analyze and understand the physiological measurements.

COURSE DETAILS:

In online lectures, students will learn how state-of-the-art wearable technology is used to measure, analyze, and understand human physiological systems including muscular, nervous, and cardiovascular systems. In remote labs, students will get hands-on experience using wearable technology hardware to measure aspects of their own physiology, and computer programming to implement industry-standard algorithms to analyze and understand these measurements. Students will be provided with wearable technology hardware that they can use at home to complete the labs. This course reinforces many of the theoretical physiology concepts presented in BPK 305 and BPK 306.

The format of the course is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students will work remotely through the course content and attend a synchronous online laboratory session each week (Fridays 12:30 to 2:30pm). There will not be a final exam for this course.

TENTATIVE WEEKLY BPK 409 SCHEDULE – Fall 2020


**This is a new course and the course outline may be modified during the semester.

 

 

 

Lecture Content

Lab Content

Week  1

Sept 11

Wearable Technology Hardware and Software

Lab 1: Data acquisition

-          A/D conversion

-          processing

-          filtering

-          storage

Week  2

Sept 18

Data Acquisition and Processing

 

Week  3

Sept 25

Blood Pressure Control

Week  4

Oct 2

Electrocardiography (ECG)

(DAQ Lab Report due)

Lab 2: ECG

-          principles of ECG

-          heart rate

-          heart rate variability

-          exercise intensity

Week  5

Oct 9

Heart Rate and HRV

 

Week  6

Oct 16

Exercise Intensity

Maximal Oxygen Uptake (theory)

Week  7

Oct 23

Electromyography (EMG)

 (ECG Lab Report due)

Lab 3: EMG

-          principles of EMG

-          filtering

-          frequency spectrum

-          fatigue

 

Week  8

Oct 30

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Nerve Conduction

Week  9

Nov 6

Project (experimental design and data collection)

Week  10

Nov 13

Activity quantification

(EMG Lab Report due)

Lab 4: Step Counting

-          step counting

-          calories burned

-          sensor location

-          work intensity

-          activity classification

Week  11

Nov 20

Pulse Oximetry and Pulmonary Function

Week  12

Nov 27

Temperature Regulation

Endocrine (blood glucose)

Week  13

Dec 4

Project completion

(Activity Classification Lab Report due)

 



COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

This course focuses on the following six aspects of good laboratory technique:

  • Build and operate wearable technology.
  • Record and analyze physiological data using wearable technology.
  • Identify sources of error.
  • Write a clear, concise and well-organized laboratory report.
  • Design an experiment that will use wearable technology to answer a physiological question.
·      Present research findings by utilizing a presentation and written article.

Grading

NOTES:

 

GRADING:

 

Assignment

%

Lab participation

5

Lab reports (x4)

40

Weekly pre-lab quizzes (x10)

25

Project written article (Week 13)

20

Project Presentation (Week 13)  

10

REQUIREMENTS:

Each student will receive a wearable technology hardware kit.

All other course material will be provided online at no charge.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

There will be an additional $50 fee added to the tuition fee for this course to offset the wearable technology hardware cost. The University will subsidize the remaining cost for the hardware kits (~$150). Every student will have the use of their own wearable technology hardware kit.

REQUIRED READING:

Carter, J., Donelan, M. and Mayerhofer, P., BPK 409, Wearable Technology and Human Physiology Laboratory Manual.  1st Edition, Simon Fraser University, 2020.  An electronic version of the manual will be available on Canvas.


Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).