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Kinesiology students win regional ACSM competition

Kinesiology students win regional ACSM competition

Three Michigan State University seniors majoring in kinesiology recently took first place in the exercise physiology-based Jeopardy! competition at the American College of Sports Medicine, Midwest Regional Chapter conference in Indianapolis. The students, Charlie Xin, Allison Pomerantz and Emily Bolthouse, received their winning trophy from MSU kinesiology professor Karin Pfeiffer, who is now past president of… Read More »

Wearable sensor technology to measure physical activity

Wearable sensor technology to measure physical activity

Researchers from Michigan State University’s departments of Electrical Engineering and Kinesiology are teaming up to create a new wearable sensor network to assess a person’s physical activity and overall well-being. Using technology developed by engineering professor Subir Biswas, participants will wear three small, wireless sensors – on their wrist, upper arm and lower leg –… Read More »

Measuring physical activity: Pfeiffer studies issues with accelerometers

Measuring physical activity: Pfeiffer studies issues with accelerometers

By Nicole Geary Karin Pfeiffer felt compelled to promote fitness long before public concerns about child obesity reached critical mass. She was the kid in the backyard organizing all kinds of games, the high school basketball captain and the undergrad who played every intramural sport. It seemed natural to become a kinesiology scholar focused, firmly,… Read More »