Maker Movement in Health

HealthSense-PaperTreeLevel: Grad & Undergrad

Goal: By the end of the course, students will be able to describe the maker movement – from conception to projected future – and build a personalized health metric display systems to improve one’s health.

Technical Expertise Expectations: This is a hands-on class. Students are expected to have basic programming skills and a willingness to tinker. Students will push the bounds of their knowledge by prototyping quickly and failing often (failing is okay!).

Learning Objectives:

Students who complete the course should be able to:

  • Discuss past, ongoing, and emerging research in the maker movement/craft technology.

  • Design and build electronic systems to display health metrics.

  • Program electronic systems to personalize health metric displays.

  • Integrate electronics, code, and physical construction to make a cohesive health metric display system.

  • Design a small study to evaluate the health metric display system.