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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 »

Sports and family time

Professor Dan Gould quoted in Wall Street Journal article: “Kids Quit the Team for More Family Time.”

Eisenmann leads research efforts at new pediatric obesity center

Eisenmann leads research efforts at new pediatric obesity center

Michigan State University assistant professor of kinesiology Joe Eisenmann was recently named lead researcher of the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Healthy Weight Center, which is expected to contribute critical information about the causes, consequences and treatment of childhood obesity. Eisenmann, also an adjunct assistant professor in Pediatrics and Human Development, studies how genetic and… Read More »

Pivarnik helps unveil national physical activity plan

Pivarnik helps unveil national physical activity plan

Michigan State University kinesiology professor James Pivarnik was on hand May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C., as the first national, comprehensive plan was unveiled to support and encourage physical activity among Americans. Leaders across public health, transportation, government, education and business announced the plan at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The vision is… Read More »

Kinesiology grad competing with U.S. Olympic bobsled team

Michigan State University kinesiology graduate Michelle Rzepka will compete in the Olympic bobsled competition again today in Vancouver after finishing in seventh position Tuesday. Rzepka, who received her bachelor’s degree from MSU in 2005, is the brakeman for teammate Shauna Rohbock, who won the Silver Medal in Torino. While at MSU, Rzepka was a Big… Read More »