• Parts

    robbie nichols06/30/2015 at 22:48 0 comments

    • I mostly wanted to upload a picture of some of the parts for this post. I still don't have the temp/humidity sensor, so I haven't really started on this project. I'm also trying to finish up my first project on .io before I really get into this one.

  • Medical Research Use

    robbie nichols06/11/2015 at 14:50 0 comments

    When I started looking at this project, I didn't really think about the application outside of my own personal use. I don't think I get migraines, but I regularly get headaches that seem to have a trigger of some kind. I think it has something to do with Wednesdays, but I don't have actual data to back that up. They have also seemed to happen around weather changes and my dry sinuses seem to be related, too, which I know is directly related to environmentals.

    I don't plan on taking this project as far as I think it could go, but allow me to dream a bit. These sensors could be integrated into a fitbit-sytle wristband, synced with an app on a smartphone with geo-tagging, and aggregated en-masse for statistical analysis. Over time, if a correlation is found, this could also be used to notify the user of a risk based on their personal data. Trends could be tracked across a broad population, and used for research. Ignoring HIPAA and privacy concerns, naturally.

    This project is just a few sensors and buttons with a battery so I can collect my data. I may try to write some internal correlation math to see if I can alert myself of harsh conditions I may not be aware of, but that might be pushing it a little bit. As is, I don't think this will change the world, but it could help collect data about migraine headaches that are not well understood.

  • Parts Ordered

    robbie nichols06/10/2015 at 04:53 0 comments

    Parts are all on order from China (and the Teensy LC is on order from wherever PJRC is). Everything so far is about $25. I'm planning on using another USB lighter for the power. They provide a nice little package for a portable project. I don't know exactly how I will get all these components inside it, though.

    I know the teensy is overkill for this project, but it is giving me an excuse to get one and play with it. The first time I saw these featured on HaD, I wanted to use one. Now I finally am.

    I'll post pictures in a month when I get the parts.