Finding the fit bands a little too pricey ? How about mating a pedometer to a trinkit pro ? One digital input to count the steps, one for reset , one for start and a uUSB port to download the counts, and that should do it. What would be really cool is find a bluetooth shield for the pro. I have not
done any builds in a while. Wish me luck in finishing in time !!!
Pedometer with belt clip
Busted USB WiFI adapter case with usb "A" connector
Here is the prototype , including how it will fit in a standard usb dock and how one wears it like a regular pedometer. The user will leave it charging in dock until they are ready for a walk . They then attach it to their belt, go walking, and place it in the dock when done. The TP will download its data to software on the PC that will calculate the stats of the walk.
The prototype for the TP is a rather simple build, as it is a work in progress. The Trinket Pro fits inside of old USB case rather nicely, Soldering and fitting the USB "A" adapter will be a bit tricky, Being surprised at how robust hot-melt glue is I will use it to fit the parts of my prototype. The pics I included is what I have so far..
This project address the obesity pandemic (yes, believe it or not, the world is getting heavier, and that is not a good thing. ) There is a link between chronic obesity and chronic disability (e.g. obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is turn leads debilitating conditions such as ,stroke, cardiovascular disease, renal failure, and blindness )
If we can find a cheap way people who are not tech savvy can track their exercise progress, we can elimate these conditions all together.
If we could eliminate the above conditions by fighting obesity, we can divert more of our health care resources to fight the really hard diseases.